The London Eye & Other London Things!

Today, we spent the whole day in London. We first went to see Buckingham Palace, the British royal family’s city residence. We were surprised and lucky to see the Queen’s Guard marching along from the Palace. We could get our cameras out fast enough to get a photo, but they looked very smart in bright red jackets and tall, furry black hats. There was also a mounted soldier following them on a beautiful horse. It was very exciting. After our lunch in St James’s Park, we headed towards the River Thames to catch the other famous sights of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Parliament Square …

Westminster Bridge, on our way to the London Eye (in the background)

… and then to one of our trip’s highlights, the Coca-Cola London Eye.

After our brilliant ride on the London Eye, we walked along the south bank of the River Thames, watched performers dancing and singing, acrobats, artists and skateboarders paused for a rest and much-needed drinks of water. When we reached the famous Millennium Bridge, we stopped in the middle, where there are some fantastic photo opportunities. The views of Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral were fantastic. At Blackfriars, we were excited to get a London underground (or tube) train to Covent Garden. Once there, we did some souvenir shopping and rounded off the day with pizza for dinner. After dinner, Taleb celebrated his 13th birthday with a surprise cake and candles and everyone in the restaurant sang for him!

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