We awoke unexpectedly this morning with Sherrie’s school morning alarm which got us off to an early start.  The hotel breakfast was nice, although the kid had hot chocolate which they found a nice surprise.

We were then off on the tube to Tower Hill.

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We spent about three hours at the Tower of London and thanks to a nice suggestion by the gift store lady avoided hours of queue time for the crown jewels.

The jewels were our favourite part and the lack of any significant crowd meant we spent a lot of time with them.

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After the Tower it was lunchtime and we discovered a Starbucks nearby with a tremendous view.  The Starbucks was also nearby the girl and dolphin statue which the kids enjoyed.

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Then off to Kew Gardens. We headed strait to Queen Charlotte’s cottage where King George III spent time.  It is only open weekends and bank holidays and was a great opportunity.

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We then went to the tree top walk.  It was a bit windy and the structure was swaying making it interesting.  The view was beautiful.

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Once down from the tree top walk we visited the glass houses.  The flora variety was amazing from all around the world and in such an setting.

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After a few hours looking around we decided out favourite spot was the water lily house.

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After a full day of adventures we were famished and looked for a nearby restaurant.  After looking at the menus of a few we decided on Lebanese.  We were not disappointed.

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We finished the day tired, a bit pink from the sun and Sherrie with pigeon poop on her shoulder.  She well be a but more careful of pigeons roosting in the beams of tube stations 🙂

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