After months of saying that we will go down to London to do all the touristy things we eventually organised it and went!
Upon our return we nursed bad backs, sore feet and aching legs, but it was well worth it.
And so I’ve put a few pics from our trip!
We went to Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, walked along the Embankment, the Thames, down the Mall, saw Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade, Soho, Chinatown, Westminster, Big Ben, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, walked over Tower Bridge and passed HMS Belfast, through Green Park, visited the British Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, found our inner-children and wandered round Hamley’s, window-shopped down Oxford Street and Regent Street, found platform 9 3/4 at London Kings Cross…..discovered how to use the Tube/Underground (easy when you know how)…..phew! All over just two days!
Photo: St Paul’s Cathedral taken by me on a camera phone
The thing is….I’ve found that you don’t have to be particularly adventurous to have an adventure (or pay through the nose – all of the sightseeing things we did were free!), and the biggest, most important point about planning a journey is to plan. Sunday was the best day so we did a lot of the ‘outside’ things, and saved two of the three museums for Monday when the skies turned grey and wet. But saying that, don’t plan too well as it may take longer than you think to get across a city like London!
Photo: Tower Bridge from the south of the River Thames, taken by me on a camera phone.
Photo: London Cenotaph on the night of 11th Nov, taken by me on a camera phone.
All in all we had a most enjoyable (but exhausting) time.