5th June 2011: London

Today we walked around the Tower Bridge area before heading home
Britain at War Museum Thames River  looking towards London Bridge Thames River  towards Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast London Bridge sign
Old Billingsgate Market‎  now an events centre Old Billingsgate Market‎ The Momument  The Monument to the Great Fire of London is a 202 ft (61.57 metre) tall stone Roman Doric column The Momument  It stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 202 ft from where the Great Fire of London started in 1666
The Momument  Views down from The Momument The Momument The Momument  Views over London including the St Paul Steeple The Momument  Views down from The Momument
The Momument  Views over London including the Gerkin Building The Momument The Momument  various tour boars on the Thames The Momument  Views over London towards the Tower Bridge
The Momument  Views over London towards the Tower Bridge The Momument  Views over London towards the Tower Bridge The Momument  Views over London towards the Tower Bridge The Momument  looking up the Monument stair
The Momument  peeking through a portal The Momument  from the outside The Momument  FYI, there are a lot of stairs in there ... ! The Momument  this is where the pictures were taken from ... yes it's quite high up! ;)
The Momument  towards Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast The Momument  towards London Bridge Tower of London Tower of London
Tower of London Tower of London  Lions made out of chicken wire Tower of London  Lions made out of chicken wire Tower of London  Entry way ... but we didn't enter, we went for an all day breakfast instead ... ;)
Tower of London Tower of London  the Towers infamous water-gate entrance 'Traitors' Gate' Tower of London  the Towers and 'Traitors' Gate' Tower of London
Tower of London Tower of London Thames River  views across the river Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge Tower Bridge Tower Bridge Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge Tower Bridge Tower Bridge  under the bridge Tower Bridge  Dead Man's Hole. Used to retrieve many corpses thrown into the Thames from the Tower and surrounding area. Lovely!
Tower Bridge  steps up to Dead Man's hole Tower Bridge  from underneath Tower Bridge Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge Tower Bridge  and Girl With a Dolphin fountain River Thames  more tour boats on the river Girl With a Dolphin fountain  at the rear of the Tower Thistle Hotel
The Tower Hotel Sundial  commissioned by Strand Hotels in March 1973