Über Tourists!

Written by Jack on April 10, 2014
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One last full day in London meant it was time to throw discretion to the wind and assume the role of über tourist in order to hit enough landmarks and attractions to feel like we really “saw” the city. The most efficient method we found was, by far and away, the hop-on-hop-off bus tours. For £50 or so we could get on and off as many times as we wanted all day long, and the routes hit all the highlights as well as had stops not too far from our hotel. Bingo. If I owned a fanny pack, it would have been in its glory.

The entire day consisted of enjoying the top-deck of classic red double decker buses, firing away with my camera, enjoying some colorful commentary by the guides of all shapes and sizes, and hopping off at the best spots. We ate a picnic lunch in Green Park near Buckingham Palace, dinner at The White Lion around the corner from Covent Gardens, and had a brilliant day. Without attention to chronology, here are some of the best and most interesting photos.

Buckingham Palace The Gates at Buckingham Palace Just cute. Caught that selfie!

Big Ben (which is actually the name of the bell, not the clock) Bigger Ben. Unbelievable architecture.

Picnic time! Scrummy sandwiches. Mostly.

The London Eye Atop the London Eye London from the London Eye Boys giving me a panic attack. Look! Tourists!

Boys being boys

Parliament from behind Parliament from the side

The backside of the Westminster Abbey

The Wellington Arch

Covent Gardens

The Sherlock Holmes. Just Because.