Bank holiday Monday and what else is there to do but go out for the day? And myself and Chris did so by going to London.
We arrived quite early and bought the extremely handy thing which is a tube day-pass and decided the best place to head would be Westminster to see the Houses of Parliament and just across the river the London Eye and everything.
It was here that I managed to have this frankly amazing picture taken:
We then visited St. Paul’s Cathedral. Whilst looking for the way up to the dome we found Nelson’s tomb- I would be so proud to be given such a place of rest. We eventually found our way up to the “Whispering Gallery” and you can indeed here whispering. The roof of the dome is absolutely spectacular. We then had the opportunity to climb the huge number of stairs up to the top of the cathedral and what a view lay in wait.
After an exhausting walk back down the stairs we headed to the London Dungeons. Unfortunately the Jubilee Line was closed so we had to walk quite a way there and then stand in a queue for quite a while. When we made it in, this photo was taken:
The dungeons were amazing, it’s basically a tour which gives you “living” history. I ended up sat on a chair whilst a man prepared his instruments of torture, we went on a weird boat ride, got very scared by the chairs moving in Sweeny Todd’s barber shop and went on a drop ride to simulate being hung. It was a fantastic experience with fantastic actors.
After a bite to eat we wandered down Oxford Street and the surrounding areas. Our favourite shop was the famous toy shop Hamley’s. Seven floors of certainly brought the kids out in us and Chris really wanted a Top Gear drifting car. We eventually came to what was pretty much the end of our day at Piccadilly Circus.
All in all a wonderful day and it was nice to be away from stressful Ringwood for a day. Chris was fantastic company and it was the best day in a long time!