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Published: June 21st 2014
Day 5 - London Calling
We are finally caught up to local time. A early start, before many of the restaurants were open, saw us into London at Paddington Station before 9AM. Our first stop was King's Cross station, Platform 9 3/4. We all tried our hand at getting onto the platform. From there, we jumped on the tour Bus to Trafalgar Square, wandered over the Thames a few times, and stopped for a meat pie lunch at the Red Lion across from Downing Street. Afterwards we headed to see the Cabinet War Rooms from WWII. The line was so long we decided to wait until another time. We walked through St. James Park and saw a great variety of bird life. From there we climbed aboard the tour bus at Piccadilly Circus. The bus was diverted off of its route because of an anti-austerity protest march. Mixed in there seemed to be all manner of other protesters taking advantage of the event. The parade of marchers was at least 10 city blocks long. After many detours we ended up by the Tower of London. We took the Yeoman Tour, saw the Crown Jewels, and walked along the top of
Muggles are so oblivious to the magic all around them.
That wizard just slipped right in there heading to the summer session at Hogwarts.
the inner wall. Afterwards we headed to Baker Street to visit the home of London's most famous, and only, consulting detective. At this point the museum there was closed but we still enjoyed seeing the location. Afterwards we took the tube to Paddington station and then the train back to Windsor. There was so much to see and do in London that we are glad we have a few days at the end of our trip to catch what we missed. Tomorrow we leave Windsor and head to Needwood-under-Barton in the Midlands.
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