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Westminster Abbey

If you are ever in London, please check out the grand, magnificent Westminster Abbey. Myself and the boy had planned to go there for my birthday in January but tickets were steep at £25 each. However, as I am working on a historical fictional novel, it seemed appropriate to check their website again... and I am glad I did so, tickets had gone down in price to £18!
Words cannot describe how beautiful the building really is.

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The inside is just as impressive, such splendour, beautiful tombs... Henry VII's chapel was probably my favourite part of the Abbey, so luxurious.
St Edward the Confessor's shrine was unfortunately closed for private prayer, but the tombs surrounding the shrine were easily visible: Henry III, Richard II, Anne of Bohemia, Edward I & III, Eleanor of Castille & Philippa of Hainault
I was most excited to see Anne Nevill's tomb (I dragged the boys hand, almost risking my life with some Japanese tourists to get a closer look, probably been watching a little too much of The White Queen).
Elizabeth I's tomb was a little eery.. however, a postcard of the tomb was purchased in the gift shop for 50p along with a cameo Victorian style necklace :)

Flash photography is not permitted however, so no photos :(

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skirt - topshop via a charity shop (£2)
t-shirt - topshop (£20)
bag - ebay (£20
cardigan - topshop (£15 in the sale)

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