For only having a couple of hours to tour about, I think I covered quite a bit of ground. At least, my legs sure told me so the next day :) Here are a few choice shots of the day:
Big Ben and the Westminster Bridge (that one's for you, Ben! And, yes, I did get a box of sweets shaped like Big Ben just as you requested!)
London Bridge (I didn't make it into the Tower of London, but at least I did see the bridge)
St. Paul's Cathedral, where I couldn't help but sing the Little Old Bird Woman song from Mary Poppins. I watched a lot of Mary Poppins as a child and it served me well as research material for my afternoon in London, much like Mulan helped me in China.
The Globe Theater at intermission - I caught a lovely matinee of Romeo and Juliet and pined away for my own star-crossed lover
I'm spending the week in Aylesbury, a little town about an hour outside of London. I don't have any great photos of Aylesbury yet since I spend the vast majority of my time in not-particularly-scenic conference rooms, but you will be happy to know that I got a healthy dose of English countryside tonight at dinner as I ate bangers and mash at a local pub. Now if only I could shed my horrendous American accent, I would blend perfectly with the locals :)