|Train Station--now I don't remember if this is Kings Cross or Victoria. I think it's the latter.|
|Our London accomodations.|
Our hotel was in walking distance, just across the street, so convenient but not in the swankiest neighborhood in London. The room was small, clean and pretty utilitarian--you had to put your key card in a slot on the wall to turn on the lights. There were no extras like free wi-fi or breakfast (as we found out the next morning) included because we paid such a discounted rate. We booked it because it was fairly cheap in a fairly expensive city. The staff were not my favorite people we encountered on the trip, but we really didn't have to interact with them that much so it all worked out fine. We stayed in London for two nights. We had decided that our first night we wanted to take a "London by Night" sightseeing bus tour. It took us a while, but we finally tracked down some tour buses that were actually running. We didn't realize that there were free headphones right away so we missed a couple of the first things on the tour but we saved Anne's seat and she went and grabbed us some and we were golden.
|Mom didn't like her hair after being in the rain that afternoon.|
|Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.|
|First glimpse of Big Ben.|
|Houses of Parliament|
|The London Eye.|
|St. Paul's Cathedral.|
|Driving over the Tower Bridge.|
|The Tower of London.|
|View of the Thames from London Bridge. That thing that looks like a flame is |
the sun's reflection in one of the buildings in London.
To Be Continued. . .