London – Our first look around

Up bright and early and after a very nice continental breakfast compliments of the hotel we headed for Earl’s Court underground station.

Purchased ticket without fuss and even managed to find right train to Piccadilly Circus to collect our London Passes for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Very straight forward with London Passes and travel cards in hand we headed for a coffee shop to plan the rest of the day.

Great coffee we all resisted the yummy donuts and baguettes (still not hungry after breakfast).

We boarded our First Hop on and Hop Off tour. This is a must in London as you can really get your bearings quickly. When one of the tours stopped at the Westminster stop we alighted and hopped on a ferry that cruised from Westminster to Woolwich and back again.

This was part of our pre-booked Hop on Hop off day pass. It fantastic an
d the Captain giving the commentary was comedian but his commentary was laced with very interesting facts and figures. Arrived back at Westminster mid afternoon and reconnected with bus tours spend the next couple of hours touring around all the main sights.

Had dinner in back in the

Picked a fine time to point out – not fussed on
heights – at top of London Eye. “i sit here in the middle
Don’t rock it!!!

Piccadilly Circus area (Sharpie spotted a place to eat earlier in the day and mentioned it at least 30 times during the day) Must admit it great food and since we hadn’t eaten since breakfast it hit the spot.

After finishing our 4.30pm early bird special (Seinfeld reference) we caught another Hop on Hop bus back to within half km of hotel of course staying the buses until next stop would have set us down 50 yards from hotel but we needed the walk.

All in all a full day and not too tiring we saw so much.

The Prospect of Whitby is a historic public house on the banks of the Thames at Wapping in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It lays claim to being the site of the oldest riverside tavern, dating from around 1520.

4 thoughts on “London – Our first look around

  1. 31 and sunny here in Sydney- but we don’t have Tower Bridge! Make sure to get to the Victoria nd Albert Museum if you can it’s excellent. I’m giving the link to SHaron so expect some more comments

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  2. Thanks John I would have been dissapointed if you didn’t have the honour of ‘first to comment’ Happy for you to give the link to anyone interested in my ramblings. The little white building(pub) pictured is the ‘The Prospect of Whitby’ dates to 1500’s formally known as Devils Kind meeting place thieves robbers and whores

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  3. The prospect of Whitby? about 5% chance of showers,5% hail and 90% the big maan! Slide show is good – keep them coming, spelling not important in the 21st century! Have a great time!

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