I’m not the greatest fan of visiting our nations capital, huge crowds and busy streets aren’t my idea of a fun weekend. But I was convinced this weekend to go along with Badger to see the Tudor Joust at the Tower of London, and seeing as he was taking part – it was rude not to go along! And what a show it was! Past pleasures & Griffin Historical put on a great show. Beautiful costumes and amazing horsemanship gave the audience a really good days entertainment!
And as for the city itself – I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! Whilst it was of course heaving with people and very very hot – we had a really lovely time. Everyone was having a great time and there was none of the usually hassle and temper you get from large crowds. The backdrop was of course stunning and the entrainment well done – even thought Badger wasn’t actually jousting himself (some nonsense about hating horses and not wanting to come home with multiple broken bones!)
And I got to be a real tourist, enjoyed the view from the River Clipper boat (a much better option in this weather that the hot sticky bus or tube) and a wonderful meal by the river at Greenwich.
I was a little concerned coming back up the river then they stopped at the Towers most famous gate – not sure I signed up for this!
Thank you London for renewing my faith in our capital – it really is a lovely place to visit and we will be back before the end of the holidays!