Overall the London trip was a success. It was exhausting and short, but I did get to experience some of London and we didn’t run into any major issues. On Friday, Damien and I took the airport shuttle an hour to the Frankfurt International Airport where Damien entertained the other travelers by pointing out all the trucks and buses on the road. Next we took an hour and a half flight to the London Heathrow Airport, and then from there we met Scott and took an hour train ride to our hotel.
We started out our Saturday morning by visiting the Tower of London. I forgot to bring the stroller so we did a lot of walking.
Right next to the Tower of London is the London Bridge which goes over the River Thames.
I thought London was rather plain. Here are a couple pictures of the area. I wish I would have taken more pictures to show all the brick they use because everything starts to look the same after awhile.
Once we were finished looking around the Tower of London, everyone was very tired and cranky so we headed back to our hotel. After the three of us had a nice, long nap, we visited the London Eye. It’s this big ferris wheel contraption with closed pods to give a great view of the city. It takes about a half hour to go all the way around and it doesn’t stop. You get in and out of the pods while it’s still moving. There were tons of people in line so we purchased the Fast Track tickets to skip a good portion of the line.
Next we walked past Big Ben on the way to the train station so we took some pictures along the way.
The next stop was Green Park on our way to Buckingham Palace.
It was great to see these places in person and we couldn’t have asked for better weather since it’s been exceptionally cold this year. I’m glad we went, but like you’d expect from a big city, there were too many people for my taste and everything was rather expensive. The food was fine, but nothing special.
Sunday was another travel day. Damien was pretty cranky and very fed up with traveling. My flight was slightly delayed and I got lost trying to find the airport shuttle pick up point, but it all worked out and we made it home just fine. Scott had about 3-4 hours on the train, but it went smoothly and he luckily got a seat for the duration of this travels back.