With so much to offer we needed a clear plan of what we wanted to see.
With a glorious sunny day in prospect we would do all the outdoors visits and it turned out to be a good decision. The weather was perfect and we walked a lot of the city enjoying the many historical landmarks around the Thames area.
Having bought an Oyster card made it so easy because we loaded money on it and spent the day using the card and not worrying about cash to pay for everything. We could use it on all the transport systems and entry to most places. It also gives you discount at a lot of the venues which of course is always welcome.
We caught the tube to the Tower of London then the river bus to Emirates Airline near the O2.
The Airline trip from south bank to north was outstanding and you can see for miles with London stretching as far as the eye can see.
I was now on the east end of London and decided to have lunch on Thames side. After lunch I headed west but managed to to take the wrong DLR train and ended up in Westham. I soon corrected it and got the train to Embankment. I walked the Millennium bridge to St Paul’s then along the Thames to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
The London Eye is a marvel of engineering and looks like a very large bicycle wheel.
I then crossed the Thames again to Westminster Abbey. What a magnificent building this is and all around it. I could not keep my jaw closed as there is so much to please the eye. I walked through St James park to Buckingham Palace.
King Richard 1- the Lionheart.
By now I was exhausted and decided to head home. So I caught the tube to Liverpool Street and changed to the overland train for Stoke Newington. I did experience the rush hour with jam packed trains so I was very relieved to get home and have a rest.
Tomorrow I will try to see all the museums and of course Harrods store….
Eugene on a bike somewhere in the world