We flew to London with Ryan Air, but had a much better landing. While in London we stayed out in the country with a friend, Roshni, that we met while Melanie was in Culinary school. It was nice to once again see a friendly face, and someone we knew.
We had three full days in the London area. Our first day was spent in Winchester a small city close to where we were staying. The main attraction is what is left of its castle and King Arthur's round table which is housed inside it. The table was huge and was hanging on a wall. It apparently weighs about a ton and isn't really King Arthur's table, but is supposed to be by legend.
The second day we went to Madame Tussuad's, which was cool but had a long line up. I got my picture taken with a life size Incredible Hulk and Melanie got her picture with a wax Jessica Simpson. It was a cool place to go, but expensive and the line-up took as long as the attraction did. After the wax museum we went to Abbey Road, to have a look at the intersection where the Beatles took the picture for their Abbey Road album. It was something we did to show Melanie's mom, but am glad we did it.
On our third day in London, we went to the Tower of London. The Tower of London was awesome, with your admission you can join in on free tours of the complex and hear all the gory details of executions and other historically significant things that went on there. The crown jewels are housed there, they were incredible the size and clarity of the diamonds make them look fake, just because you can't believe a diamond could be so perfect. The like all things in London was expensive, but was definitely worth it. After the tower, we went and had a look at Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the parliament buildings which were all nice to see. Melanie wanted to try and find one of Gordon Ramsey's restaurants but didn't know exactly where they were so we couldn't find any of them.
I wish we had more time in London as there is so much to see and we saw a minuscule part of what the city has to offer, but as I know I will be going back someday it isn't to great of a loss. We had to cut our time short in London as I was able to get a hold of tickets to a Manchester United friendly game, which I wasn't going to miss out on.