Day 58 – London

8th October 2015

This was my second to last day in London so I spent it doing something actually touristy.
I met up with Kara (from my top deck tour) and her sister Larni at the Tower of London.

image

We bought our tickets to get in and decided to wait around for a tour that was about to start. It ended up being really fun because our tour guide was funny and knew so much about the Tower of London.

image

image

Before visiting, I didn’t really know much about the Tower of London. Just that it was a castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.

image

Basically the castle was used as a prison from 1100 until 1952 although that wasn’t it’s main purpose. It also served as a royal residence and is now the place that holds the crown jewels!

image

In the 16th and 17th centuries when the castle was mainly used as a prison, it held many figures within its walls who had fallen into disgrace, such as Elizabeth I before she became queen.
That’s where the saying “sent to the Tower” comes from. Even though there was lots of torture and death that happened at the castle, only seven people were executed within the Tower.
Executions were more commonly held on the notorious Tower Hill to the north of the castle, with 112 occurring there over a 400-year period.

image

image

Once we’d explored nearly every inch of the castle, we headed off to get some lunch at the Borough Markets.

image

I wasn’t really expecting much from the markets, but if you’re ever in London and you love to eat like me. Go!!!
It was probably one of my highlights of London haha.
It’s a huge food market underneath railway lines in Southwark, Central London.

image

When we got there, we said “oh my god!!” And “ahh look at this!” About 100 times when we discovered something delicious to eat.

image

There was everything from hot made sandwiches filled with either chicken, bacon, pork or haloumi.

image

image

There was cheesecakes to buy by the slice, brownies, pastries, cupcakes, chocolates and fudge, donuts and other hot meals. Ahh I was in heaven! We didn’t know what to buy but ended up settling on one of the sandwiches. I got a haloumi filled one which was so good! And a cup of cider to go with it 🙂

image

image

image

image

Now that I’m recapping this blog, I really want to go back and have another sandwich haha
Eventually we decided to go home and meet up again later on. One of the girls from our Top Deck tour who lives in London was having her birthday dinner that night so we had to head home to get dressed and re-do our faces haha.

image

Once I had gone back to my hostel and gotten ready, I headed to the tube to catch the train out to Soho.
I met the girls at this restaurant/club (which I now can’t remember the name of) and we had drinks and dinner before heading downstairs for some dancing.
We may have gotten a bit drunk as wine was £12 a bottle woohoo!

image

image

A few of the girls left after that so it was just me and the sisters left.

image

Eventually after not being able to get into another club, we headed home for the night.
As Kara was going to the airport the next day and so was I, we agreed to meet at the Gatwick airport train station and catch the train together for our departure from London .

image

Xx

Advertisements

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Miss Dinie says:

    Looks like you had a good time! Where are you all from originally, and if possible when you come back to London visit Ralston market for Ethiopian food, and eastern european and Caribbean and West African foods!

    Like

    1. Sarah says:

      I’m originally from new Zealand 🙂 I’ll be sure to check it out next time I’m there!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Miss Dinie says:

        What country are you in now?

        Like

      2. Sarah says:

        I’m in Croatia at the moment 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Miss Dinie says:

    I mean Dalston market.. Also visit,Brick Lane!

    Like

  3. Bhanu says:

    It seems you have traveled all over the world, it will take me days to take a tour of your blog. I have added to my favorites, will be going to various tips and travel journeys. Great going PassportPrincess (Sarah)

    Like

    1. Sarah says:

      It looks like I have but there’s still sooo much of the world that I have yet to see!
      Thanks for reading 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s