London Day One (contd..)
Read Day Zero here. We went to visit the London Eye as everyone had said it is not to be missed. Got there and found long queue to get the passes and then to enter the ride. Turned out, if we bought the combined ticket for this and Madame Tussad's Wax Museum, we'd skip the line for buying passes. We had Tussads on our list anyways so we bought the combined pass and went straight on the ride. The London eye moves slowly to give you aerial view of London.
Looking from across the Thames River
Near the Eye
Inside the eye
Aerial View of Thames River
Hungry yet? We were, so after this we ate at McDonald's near the Eye. After that, we continued on the Westmister Abby. Everything in this area is so close and yet so far on foot!
On the bridge
(partial) House of Parliament
Westminster ChurchWe didn't go inside as it closed at 3PM.
Backside of the church that I loved and Girish hated
House of Parliament
Another shot I love
Girish wanted to capture us in front of the bus - we waited here for like 5 minutes trying to get a good shot! We got it eventually.
Tired after all this walking
A Rickshaw! Another reminder of India
After this, we went to Trafalgar Square - on the bus instead of getting the tube so that Mehul can finally ride in it.
The big column
The Big Lion
The whatever they are
OMG! The pigeons have been replaced by PEOPLE
I wanted some coffee but the cafe at Trafalgar Square closed right when we wanted to enter. So we explored one of the streets next to it.
We wanted to go back to The Eye and get some night-shots. We had seen from our room the previous night that The Eye turns blue at night and didn't want to miss it. This time, however, we took the tube to go back to Westminster.
The London Eye
The Big BenMehul was looking tired by now.
I ruined the shot by standing in front LOL
House of Parliament and Big Ben.
On the other side of the river
Mehul woke up!
It was a long day. Went back, picked up some chinese food on the way and slept really well.