For the past two days Hampton and I have been doing a power tour of London. Hampton is a self-described information adict, and his wealth of trivial knowledge about the United Kingdom makes him a great tour guide.
Yesterday we did the Royal tour, visiting Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the houses of Parliament, and Big Ben. After a long day of walking we bought some beer and went back to the hotel room to get drunk and watch TV.
We continued our tour today, taking the tube to the Tower of London, a fortress along the River Thames that served as a prison and place of execution, among other things. Even Sir Isaac Newton lived there once upon a time.
Next we went to the British Museum, a huge and ornate structure that’s home to millions of artifacts from all over the world, all for the purpose of illustrating the story of human culture from its very beginning.
Now our feet are killing us and I’m starting to walk with a slight limp.