Americans First Time in London Reaction (Things to Know Before You Visit) Westminster Abbey + More!


Hello Bloggineers, we are in London, England, and we’re going to show you the fun things you can do here. We’re taking the London Underground to our first destination. Today we’ll be using the London Pass which grants us access to more than 80 top attractions in the city. Our first stop is Westminster Abbey. Protip: get here before 9 a.m. to avoid the crowd. The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and the setting for many other great events and the life of the nation. This is the burial place of kings and queens and of other distinguished figures in the nation’s history. We’re picking up a device that will give us a self-guided tour. Unfortunately photography is not allowed in the building. We’re heading to the next attraction. Our next stop is st. Paul’s Cathedral. This is an Anglican Cathedral the seat of the Bishop of London and the Mother Church of the Diocese of London. We’re picking up a self-guided tour. The device takes us to the highlights of the church. There are even games you can play on the gadget. We’re looking at some classic art, and contemporary pieces. The lady is lighting the giant candle. Now we’re going to climb 528 steps to the top of the dome. Watch out! Low ceiling ahead. Hey, everywhere we go to, there’s a view of the city. In Bruges it was Belfort. In Brussels it was Atomium. And now it’s this Cathedral. We have 152 more steps to go. Whoa, you can see the ground floor of the Cathedral through this window. It’s time to head back down. Now we’re going to cross the Millennium Bridge. This is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames. Brother is watching street poets that will type up a poem of any subject you want. It’s time to check out Shakespeare’s Globe. This is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabeth and Playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays. The original theatre was built in 1599, but was destroyed by a fire in 1613. There are many costumes on display, as well as an exhibition of props. Ah! Scary faces! I’m making a snow effect by turning this wind machine. Now I’m going to make a poem. It’s time to go on a guided tour. The docent is telling us that the Globe is built about 230 meters from the site of the original theatre. Next she’s taking us inside the Playhouse. We got a chance to see actors rehearsing for a show. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop before you leave. Now we’re boarding a river bus to our next destination. We’re passing by the London Eye. Here we can see the Big Ben under renovation. Our last stop is Churchill War Rooms. This place showcases the life and legacy of Winston Churchill in the bunker and museum hidden beneath the streets of Westminster where he ran World War II. This quote by Winston Churchill says “You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory.” But that’s three words. It. Is Victory. In this gallery, we’re learning about the life of the Prime Minister. This interactive display shows the timeline and events in the life of Winston Churchill. I didn’t know Sir Winston was also an artist. Now we’re visiting the bunkers where Britain’s leaders plotted the route to victory during the Second World War. Finally, we’re visiting the gift shop. Stay tuned for part two. Hello Bloggineers…uh, we are in London and…? [Dad mumbles] What?

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