Today, my class took a tour around what we thought would be only East London. That’s what it had been in the past, at least. When we met up with the tour guide, he said he had changed up the tour. We started the tour at a mural.
|It depicts 1940’s London. The Jewish community set up a barricade in the streets to keep out the fascists.|
After the mural, we walked through a garden to get to St. George’s Church. It wasn’t destroyed during the Blitz, but everything around it was.
|The inside was destroyed though. When it was rebuilt, it was rebuilt modernly|
After that church, we got on a bus to the docks. We saw St. Katharine’s dock, but I didn’t take any pictures. From the docks, we could see the Tower Bridge and The Shard. We got to walk closer.
|We had to walk through this park on the way. It was an awkwardly placed park due to the high cost of land in the area. We found out the park had been built over the crater that a V2 rocket left.|
|The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. It’s about 900 feet tall. For around £25, you can go to the top, but our guide said there were a lot of better, cheaper spots for a good view.|
|We walked right under the Tower Bridge. This bridge was destroyed during Harry Potter 7!|
After that, the Tower of London snuck up on us. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t what we saw. It was beautiful, but I didn’t expect a castle. I hope I get to see the inside!!
|It’s a castle!|
|Me and the tower|
From there, we walked to a memorial site. It was beautiful. Everyone who died on a ship was remembered, and then some.
|This small area is in remembrance of all who were executed at Tower Hill.|
|It was a circle with that same view all around. It was really pretty.|
|The steeple was beautiful.|
|The Royal Exchange|
|The Bank of London|
The final stop on the tour was St. Paul’s. We’d all seen it before, but we got to walk through the gardens to get to the place he would tell us about.
I didn’t take pictures of that part. Sorry, I did think about it though.