Third day in London
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Day 3: Ancient London...
I wanted very much to see the Tower of London, so it was on the top of my "to see" list. I didn't lose any time, so at 10 o'clock I was at London Tower.
If you want to visit a certain place (Westminster Abbey, The Buckingham Palace or anything you want) without staying in lines, wait and especially without many people around you, be sure that you go there in the first part of the day!!!
Next to the Tower of London is the Tower Bridge...don't miss it.
There is something that you should not miss!!! You will not understand how rich was/is England until you don't see the Crown Jewels inside the Tower of London.
After you will pass in one of the most secure places from London, you will see real crowns from 1600, scepters, rings and swords. From example, a crown is made of gold and decorated with precious and semi-precious stones, including sapphires, tourmalines, amethysts, topazes and citrines, and weighs a substantial 2.23 kg.
The most famous of the crowns is the Imperial State Crown which includes "the diamond known as the Second Star of Africa (the second largest stone cut from the celebrated Cullinan Diamond), the Black Prince’s Ruby, the Stuart Sapphire, St Edward’s Sapphire and Queen Elizabeth’s Pearls Remember)."
I returned at Westminster Abbey at 1 or 2 p.m and there were so many people waiting in line...No chance to get in...maybe in my next visit.
The London Pass covered the entrance ticket but it didn't offer a "skip the line" option...so I thought that I might stay in line for hours without knowing for sure that I'm going in...
I've decided to go to the St. Paul's Cathedral.
In March 2011, I've visited the San Pietro Basilica from Vatican and it was amazing...St. Peter's Basilica is the largest church from the world and I wanted to see the biggest from London. According to wiki, " In terms of area, St Paul's is the second largest church building in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral".
I'm sure that you will love the St Paul's Cathedral...it's huge and with a great interior Gothic style.
If you are history lover and want to know more about the England History, you should know that the crypt is home of many famous British figures like: The Duke of Wellington, Lord Nelson, Sir Winston Churchill. The Ipad with the audio book was full of information and worked better than a real guide.
You'll never guess what is the best thing that St. Paul's Cathedral offers!!! A breathtaking view...After you will climb 528 steps (85 meters from the Cathedral Floor) the city will be at your feet!
In the background of Tower of London rises the modern London with the famous 30 St Mary Axe.