We ventured out after the kids played for a while at the apartment and walked about a mile to the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. A great way to get a 4.5 and a 2.5 year old to walk a mile without complaining once is to just give them 2 kid friendly cameras. These kids wanted to take a picture of everything.
Walking through St Katharine's Docks we came across some awesome art work along the walkway and had fun being tourists and took a few pictures with them.
The weather was absolutely wonderful for the walk. Sunny and breezy. We walked across the bridge both ways and enjoyed some beautiful scenery on the Thames River.
We skipped going inside the Tower of London but did walk around the outside and read some of historical facts to Kian who seemed to have a thousand questions after each section. Some of which we did not know the answers to :(
Kian especially found the stories of beheadings to be particularly disturbing.
We headed back home and on the way bought some fruit and a few other grocery items. It is not hard to eat meals at home on a trip. You just need to do a bit of planning.
After dinner we headed out again and had a blast seeing the famous Big Ben (which the kids know since Peter Pan flies to it with Wendy, John, and Michael and in Cars 2 they call it Big Bently).
Then we walked over to Westminster Abbey. We had great timing as the sun was just starting to set and Big Ben looked very golden.
That wrapped it up for us for the day.