Our second day in London started a little later than the first. Emily and I hung around at my family’s house until our we had to catch out train at 12:30pm and got into London at around 1pm. We headed straight to Fenchurch Street Station to meet Rhys at the Tower Of London shortly after. As we waited we grabbed some lunch and had some fun taking pictures. I got a really cool picture of The Shard through my Tens Sunglasses, I had seen people do ‘Through My Lens’ pictures on Instagram before and wanted to try my hand at one.
After meeting Rhys and one of his friends we crossed the Thames via Tower Bridge to wander down Queens Walk towards London Bridge where we stopped at London Bridge Grind for a coffee and snack. As we were walking down Queens Walk I hung back to snap some pictures of the skyline from the Walkie Talkie to the Gherkin, which I thought came out really well! We also came across some more cool summer events including live music and pop up cafes.
From London Bridge Grind we headed over London Bridge and to St. Paul’s Cathedral to check that out. We completely forgot it was a Sunday, so went in to admire the inside only to be treated by a church service. Oops. We could still wander round and gaze at the amazing architecture inside.
Our last objective for the day was to visit Buckingham Palace, which we failed at the previous day. This time though we made our way through St. James’s Park to avoid the cycle event. Today we succeeded and got the the gates of the palace, not a lot was happening but it was still cool to see. We got to see the Royal Guards standing to attention and marching back and forth. It was also just really awesome to just be there with Emily as we had both been before but never together.
From here chaos ensued. We had to get from the palace to Soho so Rhys could pick his luggage up from a friend, then we had to get back to Fenchurch Street Station where we caught the train back to Essex where my car was waiting for us. We had planned to get the train at 6pm but only ended up getting one at 7:30pm and back to my car at around 8pm.
When we arrived back in Essex I ran back to my Family’s house to get my car so I could pick Emily and Rhys up with his huge suitcase to make things easy. We made a pit stop back at my family’s house to say thank you and good bye before getting on the road home at 8:30pm. The drive home was very boring and took us exactly 4hours, as soon as we got home we unpacked the car and got straight in bed.
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