For our second day in London, we wanted to hit some of the big highlights of the city–the things we’d talked about with the kids for months on end and they were really excited to see. We got late morning tickets for a tour of the Tower of London, and we got twilight tickets for the London Eye.
It’s always easier to buy tickets for this kind of thing online in advance, in my opinion. You may still have to wait in line to actually get in to the place, but at least you don’t have to wait in line twice — once to buy tickets, and then again to get in. Also, I feel like you’re more likely to find discounts and deals if you go the online route. When you’re standing in line with 30+ people waiting behind you, you don’t always have time to figure out the best deals.
We woke up pretty late that day, which we planned for, but it was 10AM when we all rolled out of bed — by far the latest our family has ever slept in anytime, anywhere! By the time we got up and dressed, breakfast at our little hotel was over. So we walked down the street and got breakfast in a patisserie. Matt got the full English breakfast, which was HUGE. It’s not my favorite combo of foods, though, so I stuck with eggs. The kids were all excited because they each got hot chocolate or decaf cappucinos and felt very grown up.