We had some time to kill before our third and final Strawberry tour–Soho–so we went off to see the sites.
Buckingham Palace: Check.
Note: Canada Gate is NOT a magical gate to Canada. I was sorely disappointed.
Also, holy crap, that’s a lot of people gathered to watch some dudes in Marge Simpson hair tramp around during the Changing of the Guard! This was the best I could do.
Westminster Abbey: Check
Big Ben: Check
A phone booth in London and Churchill: Sure, why not?
The Eye: Check
Imperial War Museum: Check
The National Gallery: Check
And with the exception of the Imperial War Museum, none of those cost me a thing! Huzzah!
Honestly, though, I think a person could spend two full days in the War Museum and just barely get through it all.
The contrast between war and art was entirely unintentional, but it was well appreciated.
We spotted ol’ Charlie here right before starting the Soho tour.
And now, Soho!
We befriended two Canadians on the tour: Melanie, who just uprooted her life to London from Toronto, and Martin from Montreal. During the tour, our guide recommended the John Snow pub as a great place to get cheap drinks, and lo and behold, that’s where all the Canadians ended up. We had a grand ol’ time. We were literally the last people in the pub. O’ Canada.