2016-05-01 Cruising Association Accommodation, London

Again another amazing clear, still and brisk morning in London
Again another amazing clear, still and brisk morning in London
Today we decide to take the train to save our legs
Today we decide to take the train to the centre of London and save our legs
We get off at the closest station to Tower Bridge
We get off at the closest station to Tower Bridge
Ric by the entrance to the Tower of London
Ric by the entrance to the Tower of London
A quick coffee before another day of sightseeing
A quick coffee at “Paul” before another day of sightseeing
We decide to take an open ferry ticket which allows us to hop on and hop of at any of the terminals
We decide to take an open ferry ticket which allows us to hop on and hop off at any of the ferry terminals. It is a great way to see London from the water!!
Approaching London Bridge
Approaching the famous London Bridge
We had the pleasure of being privately shown through the Fishmongers Hall several years ago with our dear friend Peter
We had the pleasure of being privately shown through the Fishmongers Hall several years ago with our dearly departed English friend Peter
Blackfriars Bridge is one of many bridges over the Thames west of the famous Tower Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge is one of many bridges over the Thames, west of London Bridge
The 3000 year old Cleopatra's Needle from Luxor in Eygypt was granted to London around 130 ago. There are two others, one in New York, which is a pair to the one in London and the other is in Paris which is from a different region in Luxor
The 3000 year old Cleopatra’s Needle from Luxor in Eygypt was granted to London approximately 130 ago. There are two others, one in New York, which is a pair to the one in London and the other is in Paris which is from a different region in Luxor
Big Ben overlooks the Thames and the Houses of Parliament at Westminster Hall
Big Ben overlooks the Thames and the Houses of Parliament at Westminster Hall
The London Eye certainly is one of the most popular sights of the city
The London Eye certainly is one of the most popular sights of the city
The Millennium Bridge which is a pedestrian only bridge across the Thames was first opened in 2000. Shortly after it was closed for a couple of years to fix the wobble which pedestrians experienced when walking across!!!
The Millennium Bridge which is a pedestrian only bridge across the Thames was first opened in 2000. Shortly after, it was closed for a couple of years to fix the wobble which pedestrians experienced when walking across!!!
The modern buildings blend well with old here in London
The modern buildings blend well with old here in London
Our first trip to Greenwich
Our first trip to Greenwich
The British clipper, Cutty Sark which was built in the mid 1800's was involved in the tea trade, lies here in Greenwich Village
The British clipper, Cutty Sark which was built in the mid 1800’s and was involved in the tea trade and later the wool trade, lies here in Greenwich Village
Many visitors climb aboard the Cutty Sark to look over the well restored vessel
Many visitors climb aboard the Cutty Sark to look over the well restored vessel
The Old Royal Naval College
The Old Royal Naval College which is now used as a University was originally reconstructed as a Royal Hospital for Seamen by Queen Mary ll in the mid 1600’s
We decided to take a tour however we were the only participants which was great
We decided to take a tour, however we were the only participants, which was great
The magnificent buildings of the Old Naval College
The magnificent buildings of the Old Naval College with the Queen’s House in the distance
The interior of the chapel which is part of the Queen Mary's Building
The interior of the chapel which is part of the Queen Mary’s Building
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Looking towards the Royal Observatory on the hill with the open fields of Greenwich Park and visitors enjoying the lovely spring weather
A wonderful view overlooking Greenwich
A wonderful view overlooking Greenwich and it’s wonderful historic buildings
The world's clocks are set according to the time of day on the meridian of Greenwich, Longitude 0 degrees
The world’s clocks are set according to the time of day on the meridian of Greenwich, Longitude 0 degrees
We found our city, Hobart on the meridian line
We found our city, Hobart on the meridian line
Ric checking out the clocks in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich
Ric checking out the clocks in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich
An ancient clock on display at the Royal Observatory
An ancient clock on display at the Royal Observatory
So many people visiting Greenwich today!!!
So many people visiting Greenwich today!!!
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A magnificent outlook from the Royal Observatory on the hill
After having a look through Greenwich village we headed back to the ferry terminal
After having a look through Greenwich village we headed back to the busy ferry terminal
The last stop on the ferry line is North Greenwich where 'The 02 Arena' is situated. Sports events during the Olympics were held here and now is a venue for concerts etc.
The last stop on the ferry line is North Greenwich where ‘The O2 Arena’ is situated. Sports events during the Olympics were held here and now it is a venue for concerts etc. including roof walks on the O2
We head back towards the city and plan to take another curcuit of the hop on hop off buses
We head back towards the city and plan to take another curcuit of the hop on hop off buses
We pass Limehouse Basin and our accommodation at the Cruising Association Building
We pass Limehouse Basin and our accommodation at the Cruising Association Building
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We didn’t quite make it to Buckingham Palace on this visit to London!! This is as close we got!!
After spending half an hour freezing on the hop on hop off bus we decided to get off and head back
After spending half an hour freezing on the hop on hop off bus we decided to get off and head back to our accommodation

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