London day 2

Alas, a full day 2 post will be postponed until I have more energy. According to my Fitbit, I’ve logged over 23k steps, 10 miles and 66 flights of stairs. Today’s highlights include the Rick Steves’ East End walk, Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane street market, a view of the Tower of London, Bankside walk, wine museum and tasting, Tate Modern museum, a quick stop in a pub, 10 minute nap and capped off with a London Walks Haunted London experience. Phew. Here are just a few photo highlights.

Liverpool train and tube station is the jumping off point for the East End walk.

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Outside of the Spitalfields Market. The vendors get cranky if you try to take photos inside. I did purchase a couple of handmade hats from a vendor. It’s chilly and super windy today so a hat seemed appropriate. Ended up buying two of the same style just different colors.

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Super awesome international food stalls in the Truman Brewery along with my yummy chicken curry paired with a lamb curry (you can mix and match!) this photo only shows one small vendor. There are dozens offering an overwhelming choice! I think the food stalls may only be there on Sunday but not sure.  For blocks past Truman there were street vendors lining the road. A very busy place!

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The narrow little lanes lining East London. And yes, this was Jack the Rippers haunt.

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Quick tube ride and it was Tower of London. This was an unplanned stop but decided to jump off at this station instead. I’ve toured the Tower on a previous trip so today I just viewed the exterior.

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A self-portrait with my new hat from Spitalfields in front of Tower Bridge.

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Another in Vinopolis sporting some great hat hair and before I found the Absinthe.

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Vinopolis was fun, but a rather expensive wine tasting experience. I think my time here ended up costing over 40 pounds. Yikes!20140223-235944.jpg
All of this and then the Haunted London Walks. Phew! Lots for tomorrow too!

Okay, so I guess it was nearly a full post. I’ll come back and add detail later.

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