West Ham United Hotel
Travel Blogs from London
Started the day with a full English breakfast at our hotel. It was pretty good and even included black pudding. We met Brian & Dale at Waterloo station and then we all wandered along to the London Eye. Brian, Dale, Steve & Kev went on the Eye while Mike, Elly & I went to a Sushi Train cafe. The weather is certainly not playing the game. ...
... lawl). Also, they ID’d me but not Jon, which doesn’t matter but I found it hilarious.
Overall, I really enjoyed London. For only having a day and a half, I feel like Jon and I accomplished a lot. We saw everything we wanted to, plus a lot more. We also did some touristy things, but also were able to get off the beaten track a bit, which made me happy. London is cool, and I can’t wait to find out what else Europe holds.
Until next time,
... walk to Westminster. En route there was the Guards Museum which is included on our London Pass, so we headed in there. It was interesting, particular seeing the Queen's military uniform. From there we headed to Westminster, but we decided, that having put the kids through St Paul's yesterday, that another big historic church was going to be too much for them. So instead we headed straight for the river cruise, which was also included on our pass. It seems ...
... I was disappointed to find
that there was a large screen in the middle of the square that distracted from
the overall aesthetic qualities. I
really didn’t want my pictures of the square with a bunch of crowd control fences
in them, but it appears my requests to the city of London went on deaf ears.
My first order of business was to head into St.
Martin-In-The-Fields Church. This
was originally built in 1222, and had been rebuilt ...
... as I said only when the queen is in residence. One girl actually lent on the guard when taking her photo and because they are on duty they must not allow that sort of behaviour and he went crazy stomping his foot and wouldn't let her get a photo with him because she kept touching him. When we went on the bus tour the day before our tour guide told us not to bother waving at the because they don't even wave back. But the guards on duty actually waved and started ...