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Next stop was a walk over to the London Eye passing the Houses of Parliament and crossing a bridge over the Thames River. What a beautiful backdrop as one strolls by to take it all in. We wanted to see how long the lines were for the London Eye to see if we would be able to squeeze it in before our evening play. Unfortunately the lines were too long and had we done it then, we would have been late for Mamma Mia. We decided we would ride it first ...
... so Heston is taking it all to Melbourne - staff, menu the lot. So as long as the menu is not totally the same a repeat visit may be on the cards - maybe when the Tennis is on in Melbourne!
Five hours later and after a quick tour of the kitchens we caught our taxi (the same taxi - we kept his card) back to Maidenhead Railway Station, where we said goodbye to Anne and headed onto London. Once in London we got a taxi to the Think Apartments Tower Bridge. ...
... loads of crowns. We saw the palace. There were squirrels in the park and they almost followed us.
The ceremony was really great with lots of Queens Guards walking and on horse back. We saw Prince Charles, Camilla, and the Queen and the Duke.
We then went back to Regent st to get something to eat and stroll through the shops. Back to Hamleys, Hamish persistence has paid off.... "you can only get the magic board at Hamleys, ...
... around and settled into our bunk beds. We at dinner at a
conveyor Japanese restaurant. Here, the food is on a conveyor belt and you are
charged based on how much food you eat.
We walked around the Oxford Circus Tube Station to check out the neighborhood. There is A LOT of shopping here.
Overall, things have been great so far and I am pretty sure
they are going to get better. Until next time!
-- Ryan L.
Pushing on, we caught the tube to St Johns Wood and walked a few minutes around to Abbey Road to the famous "Beatles" crossing. There were a few tragics there, trying to do the same walk. The giggling Asian girls, the rich American men and my two all had a go.
Caught the tube back to Baker Street station, with its giant statue of Sherlock Holmes, and joined hundreds of other tourists at Madame Tussauds. I was last there in 1986, and from memory, ...