106. London – A skiparound (Part 2)

After my little walking tour ended, I took the metro in search of London Bridge. I wanted to get a physical image of the object of the nursery rhyme, especially after I did some research of its origins. Bet you didn’t know many, if not all, of the nursery rhymes have their roots in English history! Here’s a history of the London bridge if you’re interested! I heard it was located near the Tower Bridge so I thought: “Why not kill two birds with one stone right?”

This, my friend, is the great London Bridge.

London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down. London Bridge is falling down, my fair ladyyyyy.

Lucky for me, there was another (much more impressive) bridge right down the river!

The Tower Bridge is such a pretty sight!

Wished it wasn’t so cloudy though! Would have been so much prettier with a clear blue sky!

Fun fact: The bridge’s present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for the Queen Elizabeth II’s silver jubilee!

I then crossed the bridge to get to the other side (hahahah) where Shakespeare’s Globe is located!

If you’d read this entry about my trip to Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon, you’ll know how much I adore Shakespeare. Of course I wouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the Globe while in London!

It isn’t the actual location where Shakespeare worked and had his plays staged but it’s close enough, literally and figuratively! Shakespeare’s Globe is currently standing approximately 230m from the original site and is a modern reconstruction of the original theatre. 🙂

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I didn’t manage to enter it cos I was rushing for time (booo) but watching a play there is definitely on my bucket list!

I bet it’ll be pretty awesome! And I’m sure I’ll need someone with me to calm me down from hyperventilating, hahaha. Soon, before I head home, inshaallah! 😀

Can you spot the Tower Bridge in the distance? 🙂

I ended my skiparound in London with London Central Mosque (nearest tube station: Baker Street). I try to make it a point to visit a mosque in all the places that I go to (if there’s one). Really, there is nothing as heartening as making prayer (in congregation or otherwise) in a foreign place. I felt so at home and at peace. ♥

The old lady in the picture was giving out dates and drinks before maghrib, and even insisted I take 3 instead of 1, because it’s sunnah. May He bless her abundantly.

So that’s it. I went to meet up with the SMSO gang after maghrib and the next morning, Asyifah and I headed to Manchester! We went on a stadium tour of Old Trafford so…. guess what my next entry will be on? 😉

Till then, take care loves!

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