Our tour guide’s name was Nigel and he was quite the character. He used to be a London police officer so he had many great stories and an interesting perspective on the city. He works a lot with bands so he made sure to incorporate musical themes whenever he could. Our original plans of seeing Tower of London first had changed a bit because of a truck driver strike in London, Nigel wanted to get all of the city driving done before the trucks drove through the city and created havoc on the roads. We missed most of the commotion, but did get to see some of the strike, which was pretty interesting. Our coach driver drove us all over London, we saw the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, complete with watching the band play at the barracks and learned just about everything you could about the city from the greatest tour guide ever!The new guard going to change out the old guard
Next was Tower of London where we saw the Crown Jewels and all of the neat stuff surrounding 12c. London and the monarchy. I really wish we had more time there b/c we didn’t get to cover everything, it was actually one place I didn’t see the last time I was in London. I guess I’ll have to come back then….. Our coach dropped us off at the Victoria Embankment Gardens where we had the rest of the evening to see London on our own with our small group.