Technically we had seven days in London but subtracting our arrival and departure days we had five full days for sight seeing.
For whatever reason I decided to book our visit to Buckingham Palace on our first day.
This almost turned into a disaster because I did not fall asleep till about 3:00 a.m. (10:00 p.m. for my body time) and when I awoke it was 9:30 a.m. and our tickets for Buckingham Palace were for 11:15 a.m.
Francine had slept soundly all night but was still pretty groggy when I awoke her. We almost stayed in bed but our tickets had cost me $37 apiece (and this was a discounted price) and I did not want to throw away the money. Plus, we would not have been able to visit later in the week because, essentially, Buckingham Palace was "sold out."
So I encouraged Francine to get up and once she had a cup of coffee she was ready to take on London.
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