This morning we headed to Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben….
After seeing the admission price of 12 pounds each to see the inside of the Abbey we decided to just admire it from the outside …….. we were spoilt in Italy where the cathedrals and churches were free or a minimal cost. I would've liked to have gone inside but I like to eat too!
We walked across the Westminster Bridge to check out the London Eye – actually my “carer” went to check out the cost while I sat on a wet bench, just over the bridge, watching the river flowing past. He reported back that the tickets were around 15 pounds per person but there were thousands of people queuing up just to buy tickets …. we decided to give that a miss too. This was the view from the other side of the Thames:
Not to be undone yet, we decided to pay a visit to the Prime Minister at No 10 Downing Street – there was quite a reception committee …. no admission here – free or otherwise.
Tubed it to Charing Cross and checked out Admiral Nelson's statue at Trafalgar Square- where I had to cross the street and then back up a bit more just to fit the entire pole in a photo.
Then it was back onto the train to check out Leicester Square - there is a little fun park in the centre over the holiday season
I liked the name of this "ride" though have to admit that anything with a name like this would be unlikely to get me on it! I do not even do ferris wheels ….. I was actually a little relieved not to get on the London Eye! (pathetic I know! – it ranks up there with my irrational fear of squirrels).
… we wandered until we found Chinatown.
There was a little Chinese girl peering into the window as I was taking this photo and I asked which one she liked – she pointed shyly at the snowman .
By now my foot was letting me know that it was time to head back to the hotel. I am getting much better at going up steps…. today I actually managed to ascend with one foot per step as long as I had my stick on one side and a railing on the other!! Yipee – this is the first day I have been able to do that so it really was a big day for Emjay!
However, I don't even look close to being able to descend with one foot per step! It must be so frustrating for travellers to come upon me going down the steps - I'll bet they feel like shoving me down!