We had our trip to London at the beginning of the week! And what a trip it was! I love London! I love the buzz, the hustle & bustle of it all. I love the variety of people! I love the speed of the travel, and the busyness of it all.
We travelled mid afternoon on Monday, but made a day of it having lunch out at one of our favourite pubs first.
You will gather from this post that I’m a very excitable traveller and just love holidays!
The train trip from Liverpool to London was quiet, non eventful, but lots of people watching was done, and snacking! I have to have snacks on a train for some reason.
And then we reached Euston and my fun began! The Tube! The experience is just amazing! I could quite happily jump on and off all day travelling to different stations, up and down the escalators, more people watching, but off we went to the hotel instead.
We were staying out by The Excel! Hotel was very basic, but spotlessly clean, we’d bought some sandwiches and had a picnic on the bed! Then went out for a walk – I was tired, so wanted an early night and decided to just explore locally.
Close by was Royal Victoria Dock, a lovely area, several small cafes & restaurants, lots of posh flats overlooking the dock, more people watching – there were lots of joggers out and about, and I suffer from running envy, and watch with fascination different styles.
There was a bridge over the dock, very odd bridge, it looked like it was suspended in the air. Either side was a staircase within a tower, and the bridge hung above this. We climbed up, mainly to see the view, only to discover that it overlooked London City Airport runway! That was me gone!! I love planes!!! So very much! I didn’t want to ever leave that bridge. Watching the planes take off and fly over us. I’ve taken one or two (????) pictures!! Made my night!
Next day we started off early after a lovely cooked breakfast. I’m scared of heights, but somewhere in my mixed up mind I’d come to the conclusion that heights can’t be as bad as what I’d gone through in hospital and thought I’d put it to the test while away, so agreed to go on a cable car over the Thames and on The Eye! Mad woman that I am. Cable car was fine, with some good views along the Thames! We then jumped on the Thames Clipper – a water bus that stops off at various different places along the river, and went to The Eye. Queued for about 15 minutes which wasn’t long enough for my fear to strike. And I enjoyed most of that too. Stood up by the window taking pictures, and it was only when we were at the top that I got a bit spooked, but kept a death grip on the rail until we started coming back down again! Hubby said he was very proud of me!
Then the madness began. We had about 7 hours to see the rest of London and see it we did! All on foot! We walked from West Minster to the Tower of London, with everything in between. By the time we got to the Tower I was in agony. Feet were killing me, legs were cramping, I was so hot and tired it was untrue! But a sit down for half an hour and a cup of tea and I was fine.
And then back on the Tube, more snacks purchased and the long journey home.
Got home just after midnight. Had the most perfect time, loved every second, and would do it all again! Possibly next year when I’ve recovered from this one!