Well, our day 2 started right at 12:01am when we were all woken up by the fire alarm in our hotel. It went off once for not even a minute so we kind of relaxed and then again for quite a few minutes! As we peaked into the hallway multiple people open their doors to do the same. Laney looked at each of them like “alright, which one of us is going to go find out if this is real”. Luckily the women across the hall went down to see what was going on. They returned and said there was a man smoking in his room and set off all the alarms! She also told us goodnight, but not before telling us we had a neat room with stairs!
We started our ACTUAL day at 7:45am at the continental breakfast for our hotel. After eating and having the first COLD water we’ve had all trip we headed out. We were headed to the marble arch to get on our hop-on hop-off bus tour for the day!
We rode around most of the route before we decided to get off at the Tower of London, and Tower of London bridge. The Tower of London was awesome but the bridge was AMAZING! It was incredible to drive over it and then watch it open up for boats. When we went up to the top of the bridge (by stairs) we got to walk across the top where the very middle was only a glass floor! After we made it back down we walked across the bridge, picked up some ice cream and headed back to the bus stop.
When we hopped back on we got to rest our feet for a while before we hopped off and walked to Westminster Abbey. Where we walked by Big Ben, which is completely covered up under construction :(. We walked over to Westminster which was closed to tourist on Sunday’s for worship.
We then headed over to Churchill’s war rooms. Which were so awesome to see! Totally underground and left the way they were with some added security and an added on museum about his life!
After we made it through we headed back to Buckingham Palace and then headed to a true London dinner…at Smash Burger haha.
After dinner we headed back to the hotel and it was for sure time for a nap! After our nap we explored around paddington and found a cute little cafè! Had some cappuccino’s and walked down the side streets until the sun went down!
Easily a successful second day, that ended with 17,000 steps taken! Be back tomorrow after we head to our first train over to Paris!