I took the London Underground to Westminster station where I began my journey through London. I walked across the Westminster Bridge for views of the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben. To my disappointment, Big Ben was completely covered in scaffolding. The sun was very bright that morning creating harsh shadows and washed out stone through the streets. I began walking back across the bridge taking my time to take in the sights. I saw the London Eye, strolled through the exterior of the Westminster Palace marveling at the neo-gothic architecture. Crossing the street to Westminster Abbey, where I would come back later (I had pre-bought a ticket ahead of time). I made my way to the Churchill War Rooms. The War rooms took you down below ground and brought you back into time to the 1940s and the harsh reality of war. The exhibit takes you through the how space was used through the war efforts and tells the story of Churchill. How he rose up into the leader his country and the world needed to put a stop to evil. After finishing the exhibit and climbing back up the stairs to the street it was if I step into another world. The sunny skies were gone, it was dark, within seconds it began raining, then pouring, then hailing. I was lucky enough to already be wearing my rain jacket, but I began walking as fast as I could not exactly sure to where but somewhere dry. I ended up making my way back to the subway where I was met with a mass of people not daring to go out. I was soaked and cold. It rained for a while so I decided to grab some lunch and dry off using the hand dryer in the bathroom. The rain let up and I made the quick walk to Westminster Abbey where I began my tour through the church. I opted to pay extra to go into the Queen's gallery, due to the time of when they allow you into the gallery I had to begin my journey through the Abbey there first. I wouldn’t recommend doing this first because you must walk around the church to get to the gallery. I didn’t know this going in, so I had to do some backtracking. I can best sum up my time in Westminster Abbey as a sense of Awe. You are blown away by the level of craftsmanship and detail that was poured into the creation of the building. It was almost too overwhelming with all the monuments and statues, your eyes always finding something new to amaze at. You have to take your time, sit, reflect, and allow the wonder to soak in. I will say my favorite part of the abbey was the lady chapel’s ceiling. Simply breathtaking. After my time at Westminster Abbey, I walked along Parliament Street to Trafalgar Square. I walked up the stairs into the National Gallery where I had an hour to look through the paintings before it closed. I walked to Leicester Square for dinner and strolled shops and watched some street performers before heading back for the night.