First, we got up early and went in stood in line for an hour and a half outside of the Cambridge Theatre to get 5 pound tickets to go see this show:
Second, (after a little nap) we had a picnic outside of Parliament, in the sun, while we waited for our tour time to start. It was fun people watching and sitting on the grass.
Nate got a meal deal from Tesco and I got the green Naked juice...my favorite. Then we tried a new British candy bar called, "Boost." It was really good. It had a chocolate truffle center with carmel, a cookie layer, and chocolate. I don't each candy bars that often, but if I did, I would eat this one.
Then, we toured Parliament which has been something that I have wanted to do for a while but we just never got around to it, which is funny because we live like 5 minutes down the street from it! It was a really fun experience. We had a tour guide that told us stories, what each room was used for, and how things work. She told us that the building actually used to be a castle/home and then was not needed and was changed to being used as their government building. We weren't allowed to take pictures inside but we did snap some good ones from the outside, and we saw something funny after the tour that was defiantly picture worthy....
During the tour, I noticed that some of the other tour groups were quite dressed up. Some of the ladies even had on big hats and cute head pieces like the ones we wore at afternoon tea. It was so much fun to see them and realize that people actually wear them here in real life and not just for playing "dress up." Before going in, we saw a carriage with horses that had feather hats on. Then after the tour, we realized that the dressed up people were a wedding party and the carriage was for the bride and groom! We saw the happy couple board the carriage and ride off.
Later, we went over to the Queen's Gallery Museum by Buckingham Palace. Every few months or so they put in a new exhibit. The last time we went was in September. This time it was excellent! It was called "The Heart of the Great Alone," and was about 2 different groups of British men who sailed to the Antarctic and explored the south pole. It was actually really moving and at the end I felt very emotional and touched by what they went through.