The city walks with kids card suggested eating lunch at St. Katherine's docks, which is a little square located in the heart of the city, but it's just out of the way enough to feel less crowded and busy. There were some fine looking cafe's but we discovered a mini-market and just bought street food, empanadas, fillo-pies and more macaroons. (Can I just say I have become obsessed with those spongy colorful treats?!)
Richard was planning on leaving work early (it was a Friday) to meet us at the Tower so we finished up our lunch and made our way back up to street level.
All of that aside...
The Tower grounds were both majestic and harrowing. The idea of each flower representing a life, was and is enough to make me emotional and heartbroken over the tragedy of war. But I am determined to be encouraged and inspired by the British commitment to the memory of these men and women and look forward to other manifestations of their patriotism as the UK remembers 100 years since the beginning of "The Great War."
There was a lot we missed, but I'm sure we'll get to go back with other visitors in the future.
The kids were super exhausted so we bought some snacks to bribe them to keep their legs moving back to the train station and then home. That night we treated my parents to Rox Burger- the burger joint that is all the talk in London and it's just around the corner from us. Brioche buns to die for. We had recorded the BSU game for Cameron and so we ate burgers and watched American football, something my dad commented that he had never expected to do in London.