Tuesday, June 05, 2007

London: Day 5

Today we had a big day planned. We got on one of those "hop-on-hop-off" buses and saw some of the sights around London town - Marble Arch, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Royal Albert Hall, Big Ben (again) and the Houses of Parliament etc. We got stuck in traffic on Regent Street on the way to Piccadily Circus and we didn't get to the London Eye til about 1pm. That's where we got off and hopped on a boat to cruise along the Thames to Tower Bridge. We had some interesting commentary from the boat crew, some of which you weren't sure were true or not - ahh the British humour! Then we went into the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels, which were rather OTT for my taste.
After that, Dad and I were rather exhausted. So we skipped the "hop-on-hop-off" bus option and took the Tube straight home to crash at 4pm. Dinner was had in-house we were too shattered to venture out.
A quiter day is planned tomorrow...
Pictures to come when we get back home.