Had another great day in London, after skyping Bethany in the morning I caught the train into the city and walked down to the South Bank of the Thames. I had bought a ticket to the London Eye the night before which I was so glad as the lines were super long. I bought a fast track ticket for an extra 4 pounds but it was worth it as my line moved along pretty fast. It had rained early this morning and I was afraid that it would mean the view wouldn’t be as clear as it could be, but it had fined up and was extremely hot by the time I got down there at 10:30. It took 30 mins to go all the way round and the views were spectacular. It was cool to be able to see a 360 degree view of London.
After the ride I walked to Westminster pier where I got a river ferry cruise to Greenwich. The ride took about 1 hour and I sat on the top level and enjoyed the sunshine (I made sure I had lots of sunscreen on). There was a tour guide giving a commentry although it was similar to the hop on hop off bus one so I kind of tuned out and just looked at the view of the buildings go by. When I got to Greenwich I walked around the area for a bit – there was a lot of grass areas and lots of tourists sitting having lunch. I found a nice cafe which served breakfast all day and had scrambled eggs. I sat and wrote out some postcards in the sun. Walked around the shops of Greenwich – there were markets open also so I had a look – am trying hard to not buy souvenirs but spend my money on experiences.
Got the boat back again – just missed the 3:30pm so was 3rd in line for the 4pm ride. Sat inside on the way home and again looked out on the water. Am really tired tonight.