It was another warm and sunny day, more reminiscent of Queensland than London. Forecast maximum of 27degrees, the same as yesterday. Someone must have been spreading mis-information about the weather here to keep the tourists away :-).
We started the day by catching a bus to Hammersmith to a foreign exchange shop to convert some Aussie dollars to Pounds. From Hammersmith we boarded a bus to Trafalgar square. We ate lunch upon arrival at another of the Pret franchises and Bronwyn met us there.
We took a few snaps in the square including one in front of the Olympics countdown clock. From there we progressed on foot to nearby Picadilly and Leicester Square where we visited the M&M store. Spread over 5 levels it is a large store that is an attraction in itself.
We caught our first tube train two stops down the line from Leicester Square to Embankment and emerged at the base of Big Ben. We took snaps there of Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Thames River and Westminster Abbey.
Then we caught a London Cab to the Wolseley Hotel. We walked past the Ritz hotel (next door) and into the parkland on the outskirts of Buckingham Palace. We returned to the Wolseley and had High Tea with Bronwyn. Sandwiches, Scones, Sweets and Tea were included.
From there we returned to Bronwyn’s flat via the tube to Hammersmith and a bus. I am sipping on an Aussie red wine as I write this. Time for a refill – more news tomorrow.