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Why Did London Bridge Fall Down?

Why Did London Bridge Fall Down?

There are few things I wish I had known before I touched down in London’s Heathrow Airport at 7:20am, now two Saturdays, ago.

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One, no one seems to know why London Bridge fell down. And if they do, this isn’t information that is freely given in guide books or listed on plaques commemorating the bridge and its history.

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It was the weirdest thing. I still have no idea. I meant to Google it when I got back to the hotel room but the wifi was spotty and that wasn’t the priority.

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Second, you know those cute little red telephone booths? Yeah, don’t open those. I had this idea to shoot outfit pictures using one. And then, one of my friends opened the door to the telephone booth closest to our bus stop as we waiting for the double-decker bus that was to take us to a pub for dinner arrived,  and well,  that was the end of that. It smelled like pee and drunk nights nights full of despair. I never went near one again. Which is a shame, really.

Buckingham Palace is, um, how to do I put this nicely? Really quite unimpressive. I felt like such a New Yorker typing that, but really, I was underwhelmed.

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Not by Big Ben, though. Or Westminster Abbey. It’s hard not to feel on top of the world when you’re looking down on London town from the London Eye.

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You know what I did find impressive? That the girls and I–despite my usually very strict rule of not getting on rides that can be taken down in a day–flew high above Hyde Park and all of London it seemed in one of those giant, tilting swing things while Miley Cyrus blared over the speakers.

I came in like a wreaaaaakkkkkinng balllllllll, she wailed as I tried to be cute and pose for Justine’s selfie mid-scream, high above London Town’s skyline.

I’m not sure if I ever did come down from that high or if the hot chocolate with rum and fried dough balls dipped into confectioner’s sugar made it really easy to forgot my toes were cold.

Arianna and Stephanie literally dragged Justine and I all over London looking for Brick Lane, apparently renowned for it’s Indian cuisine. But let me tell you, I get extremely cranky when I’m hungry (and tired, but no one was really sleeping this trip). Luckily, we made it, my toes didn’t freeze off and it was legit my favorite meal so far across the pond.

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I like chips, not so much fish, and I’m not the biggest beer fan, though I ordered and downed my first beer at a pub (not in life, just ordered at a pub)!

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But I still don’t know why London Bridge fell down.

  • http://Website jenee

    I loved London and I want to go back soon. It looks like you had so much fun

    • http://channinginthecity.com Channing in the City

      I want to go back too, I didn’t have nearly enough time!

  • http://Website Serena

    I LOVE THESE PICS! Your coat is really cute too! Yea Buckingham Palace just kind of looks like an old courthouse to me but the gates are the best part with the Lions *rrrrrrooooaaaarrrr* LOL I also learned about the telephone booths the hard way…YUCK! 

    • http://channinginthecity.com Channing in the City

      Thank you, Weenie! And yeah, it did look like an old courthouse. LMAO at your lion roar. Such a shame about those phone booths!

  • http://Website Stephanie R. From the Bronx

    Be ok with mysteries…that way there’s always something to wonder about. xo Great pictures, if I hadn’t been there, I would have felt like it through the images. Killer smile too ya got there! 

    • http://channinginthecity.com Channing in the City

      Thank ya, Janice! You always know how to put a smile on me face. 

  • http://www.thelifeofmrsm.com Jenni

    Looks like so much fun…cold, but fun! 

    • http://channinginthecity.com Channing in the City

      It was cold! But so fun!

  • http://www.clothezandclutchez.com Kel

    First, I love that coat your are wearing…Second, these pics are amazing! I hope you are having a wonderful time in London! Safe travels!! xx

    • http://channinginthecity.com Channing in the City

      Thank you! It’s from J.Crew! I did have an amazing time!

  • http://theageofgrace.com Eugenia Russell Hargrove

    Great photos, I believe the London Bridge was rebuilt many times over the years, wasnt it just a fable/nursery rhyme??

    • http://channinginthecity.com Channing in the City

      Oh! I thought the song was real! LOL

  • http://floorthirtysix.com Arianna

    There are so many questions we had left unanswered, and just when I wished I would’ve written them down, you summed them up for me! *Goes to Google*

    • http://channinginthecity.com Channing in the City

      Yes, Google knows all! Or, you know, we could just go back :)

  • http://www.cleancutgoutchic.com Christy

    That’s what London does to you it brings the adventurous out of you and makes you push boundaries great you tried the rides and felt amazing for it.

    Christy of:
    http://www.cleancutgoutchic.com

    • http://channinginthecity.com Channing in the City

      I agree! I want to go back and really explore!

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