Here are the pictures of day 5
On Day 5, we meant to tour the Tower of London in the morning, but the Circle Tube line was down, which prevented us from getting there in the morning for our tour, so we had to adapt.
We walked across Westminster bridge to the South Bank of the Thames, where the London Eye stands near the London Film Movieum. We had breakfast (I had a cheese and onion tart, which was good, if unusual breakfast fare). We decided to do the London Eye, but first we had to view the epic 4-D experience!
Apparently the dimension bending event that is 4-D actually involves 3-D glasses, a Coldplay soundtrack (always OK), and bubbles squirting at us. Let me tell you, quite the way to spend the morning.
Then, we got to the actual London Eye itself. While it seems as though it’s more than a big ferris wheel, it’s actually just that. And, for £17.50, I was at least hoping for some fireworks. I did not hate it, but it was slightly underwhelming.
We then went into the London Film Movieum, which had some cool film artifacts, but by far the best was the small Doctor Who display.
Fantastic! I got to touch the Plunger and Whisk of Death!
There was a great Charlie Chaplin exhibit there as well, who I really didn’t know much about, but now I’m quite an expert! Except for all that other stuff I still don’t know about…
After our near-extermination experience at the whisks of the Daleks, we went on a Beatles Walk led by a guy who, essentially, is a Beatles fanboy and part-time stalker who also owns “The Beatles Coffee Shop” a few blocks away from Abbey Road. We saw some really great Beatles-related sites, like the location of their famous rooftop concert, Paul McCartney’s offices, and most importantly: Abbey Road.
You can’t really cross as coolly as The Beatles, because Abbey Road is incredibly busy, but I did my best. A guy ahead of us tried it barefoot.
have fun with your free hepatitis!
Anyway, we met back up with Stephanie and went to the Imperial War Museum, with a recreation of the World War I trenches and the best collection of WWII artifacts I’ve ever seen. So great! Unfortunately, we got there near closing, but we got a great look!
After that, we went on our Jack the Ripper walk. It was a lot of fun! It wasn’t as macabre as I expected, but really gave good context to the crimes, accentuating the tragedy.