Thanksgiving in London

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Big Ben: London icon

A classic London backdrop

A nighttime view of Parliament

Old and New: The Tower of London and "The Gherkin"

Beefeaters: The Yeoman-Warders of the Tower

The Tower of London

The National Gallery

Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square

Spider by Louise Bourgeois outside the Tate Modern

St. Paul's Cathedral

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century

The magnificent facade

The "Elgin Marbles," originally part of the Parthenon in Athens

Hanging with Alexander the Great at the British Museum

Cassie falls into the crack (yes, that's "art") at the Tate Modern

Westminster Abbey

Ceiling of Westminster Abbey

Tower Bridge, another iconic landmark

Enough sightseeing, let the pub crawl begin!

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Rebuilt after the fire of 1666, but est. much earlier

Seven Stars pub

Bring on the limoncello!

More limoncello??

At Waterloo Station, heading south

Tasting South African wine in Staines, south of London

Along the Thames River in Staines (yes, it's cold)

Islington, the neighborhood where we stayed

Traditional English breakfast: Pure cholesterol deliciousness

Porbeagle shark (threatened species) on sale at Borough Market

The British Museum's atrium

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