We arrived in London (after a WAY TOO LONG flight) Monday morning at 11am their time. I didn't get a lot of sleep on the plane, but I was able to get a few hours of sleep. We stored our luggage for the afternoon and did about 4 hours of sight-seeing before we had to catch a train north to Durham. The course we were taking was held at Durham University. Durham is only about a 30 minute train ride from Glasgow, Scotland, so we were pretty far north.
Here are some pictures from Day 1 of the trip:
Everywhere you went on a train or a subway (the Underground) the announcement said "Mind the gap". Most times they really meant it as there could be a 12" or 18" gap between the train and the platforms!
Clock Tower outside St. Pancreas/King's Cross
Tower of London - yes, its not just a tower, but a full castle
London Tower Bridge
This was some modern building right next to all the old castles. It was weird to see something so new next to buildings that were made in the 12th century.
The Belfast - one of the British Navy ships
Hey, kids! Its Big Ben!....
And Big Ben!....
And Parliament!... ;-)
And Big Ben again!
Couldn't leave England without a photo of a red telephone booth! And to add to it, I have Big Ben in the background.
And of course...the Sherlock Holmes Restaurant.