Sunday, February 13, 2011

London (Part 2)

Sunday in London was great. After an eventful night at the Travel Lodge with no sleep between 2:30am & 5am we felt surprisingly good. (Lisa always warned us to always dodge Travel Lodge and from now on we will).

It was the Chinese New Year celebrations in Trafalgar Square so we went to have a look at what was going on. It was packed! I don't think I have ever been in a crowd so big. We managed to get a glimpse of the the dragon by holding the camera above our heads.
We got out as soon as we could. Kung Hei Fat Choi! (Happy New Year).
We walked from the Square to the river, passing lots of landmarks
including the Cenotaph, Horse Guards and Downing Street.
There are huge guarded gates at the end of Downing Street now but in the 70's, you could walk right up to No. 10 and have your photo taken with the police man :O) I have no idea who the people are on the right. But me, my brother Jon & Mum are supposed to be posing lol.
We reached the Thames and took Gemma on the London Eye. She was much younger the last time she went.
We didn't have much time, as we needed to get back to Roehampton to pick up the car and then drive back to Southampton to catch the ferry. So we walked along the river bank to the Millennium Bridge. You see such random things in London like this guy pretending to be a statue.
Rather him than me, it was a bit chilly when the wind blew. We warmed ourselves up with Latte's & Hot Chocolate from Starbucks.
We spotted this old police box near the tube station.
And Andrew surprised us by doing some pole dancing on the tube!

1 comment:

K said...

I love visiting London it's great. I really really enjoyed that 70's photo you outside downing street.
I love all the strett entertainers by The London Eye as well.
Perhaps I will get to go to a show again this year.
Still missing you.