Joanne & Waine's U.K. Road Trip 2016 travel blog

Typical London side streets on Big Bus city tour

Shops near Soho

BT Tower. Military Top Secret Surveillance Tower hmmmmm

More London shops


Canadian High Commission Residence & Offices....Home of ex-premier Gordon Campbell

The London Eye 30 minute rotation ride

View from London Eye. Each pod holds approx 15 people.

Grammie Jo reflecting on the view !!!

Big Ben (quite loud when the bell chimes)

Maximum height view of Northern England from top pod of the London...

Joanne & I enjoying the London Eye views

A very long day starting at 6:30 for breakfast at the Kelowna airport, after our initial checking. A pleasant flight to Toronto with a 5 hr layover. Relaxing dinner at Fionn McCool's then onto our 7 hr flight to London.

Arrived London Gatwick on time then took 30 min. Express train to Downtown London. Our hotel is a perfect example of a Boutique Hotel. Small rooms, narrow hallways but exceptionally clean and well managed. Within walking distance of Buckingham a Palace and Victoria Station.

After a quick breakfast we hopped on the Big Bus Tour to make notes of where we want to stop on our full day tomorrow. Managed to take in a Thames River Cruise and the 30 min. Ride on the London Eye. WOW what an amazing view of London,,,(hope you enjoy the photos). Ended the early evening with a super Italian Dinner at a great little restaurant we walked into.

Tomorrow will be a full day of sightseeing and shopping. Have a fun day and more later.

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