On Wednesday October 13, our tour of London took us east!
After walking to Aldwych we caught the number 15 bus to Monument, in the heart of the city of London!
Here we talked about the devastating Great Fire of London of 1666 as we walked down Pudding Lane where the fire that destroyed most of London started 344 years ago.
We visited “The Monument” – a 66m high monument built in 1669 to remember the Great Fire.
From Monument we walked through London’s historical financial district towards Tower Hill – site of hundreds of gruesome pubic executions and opposite the wonderful Tower of London, England’s most notorious former prison and an amazingly glorious sight next to Tower Bridge.
Tower Bridge?! Yes, Tower Bridge, not London Bridge!
We learnt of the confusion over the name and the legend of the American businessman who might have made a very embarrassing mistake!
We also heard about the story of the bus that jumped the gap while the bridge was opening once, strange but true!
After admiring the beautiful nightime views over the River Thames we made our way to the pub – the Dickens Inn in St Katherine’s Docks to enjoy a drink and a chat!