2016-04-30 Cruising Association Accommodation, London

This morning we chose to get up at a ridiculous hour for us and set off for a full day of sighteeing
This morning we chose to get up at a ridiculous hour for us and set off for a full day of sightseeing
There wasn't a ripple on the water in Limehouse Basin
There wasn’t a ripple on the water in Limehouse Basin this morning
Although the temperature was quite cool at around 7 degrees, there was no wind at all and the sun was quite bright
Although the temperature was quite cool at around 7 degrees, there was no wind at all and the sun was quite bright
The buildings in the city centre could be clearly be seen in the distance
The buildings in the city centre could clearly be seen in the distance
On our excursion we pass the iconic pub, The Prospect of Whitby, dating back to 1320.
On our excursion we pass the iconic pub, The Prospect of Whitby, dating back to 1320
We follow the wonderful walkways along the Thames
We follow the wonderful walkways along the Thames
The Tower Bridge is not too far away
The Tower Bridge is not too far away

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The Tower of London is one of the most visited famous sights of the area
The Tower of London is one of the most visited famous sights of the area

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We buy tickets to the hop on hop off bus which is a great way to see and get around any of the major cities of Europe
We buy tickets to the hop on hop off bus, which is a great way to see and get around any of the major cities of Europe
Big Ben is always highlighted in most photos taken in London
Big Ben is always highlighted in most photos taken in London
The London Eye certainly is never missed on anyone's photo collection
The London Eye certainly is never missed on anyone’s photo collection. Or are the black cabs!!
Westminster Abbey is a must destination!!
Westminster Abbey is a must destination!!
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An illegal photos taken inside the Abbey!!!

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With such clear spring weather brought so many Londoners out to the parks for lunch today
Such clear spring weather brought so many Londoners out to the parks for lunch today
Time for another visit to the National Gallery
Time for another visit to the National Gallery
We spent several hours wandering through the amazing National Gallery which was full of incredible artwork from famous artists from different time periods
We spent several hours wandering through the amazing National Gallery which was full of incredible artwork from famous artists from different time periods
While on the bus the magnificent St Pauls Cathedral comes into view
While on the bus, the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral comes into view
While crossing the iconic London Bridge we capture a great view east towards Tower Bridge with a visiting ship in the foreground
While crossing the iconic London Bridge we capture a great view east towards Tower Bridge with a visiting ship in the foreground
The modern buildings mix well with the old ones in London today
The modern buildings blend well with the old ones in London today
Across the famous Tower Bridge one again
Across the famous Tower Bridge one again
A "PedalBus" looks like a lot of fun to get around the city!!
A “PedalBus” looks like a lot of fun to get around the city!!

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The well photographed modern icons of London
The well photographed modern icons of London
A walk through the very busy Trafalgar Square is always a must when visiting London!!
A walk through the very busy Trafalgar Square is always a must when visiting London!!
We decide to walk the 3 kms back along the Thames again to Limehouse Basin where we are staying.
We decide to walk the 3 kms back along the Thames again to Limehouse Basin to where we are staying
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Back to the narrow boats in the locks and basins 

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The Cruising Association Building which has 5 "Cabins" (small comfortable modest rooms) which are available for members to book out while in London
The Cruising Association Building, where we are staying, which has 5 “Cabins” (small comfortable modest rooms) which are available for members to book out while in London for an equally modest price!!
Dinner tonight at Gordon Ramsay's "The Narrow" at Limehouse Basin
Dinner tonight at Gordon Ramsay’s “The Narrow” at Limehouse Basin
Fabulous pepper steak for us both tonight after such an energetic day!!
Fabulous pepper steak for us both tonight after such an energetic day!!
We have an after dinner drink in the adjoining bar at the Narrows, with some lovely young Londoners and an Aussie in a checked shirt!!
We have an after dinner drink in the adjoining bar at the Narrow, with some lovely young Londoners and an Aussie in a checked shirt!!

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