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Some amazing sites and views along the Thames and there is just so many London landmarks to see!
I do love that about London, the fact that there is so much to see from the Thames!

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I haven't heard anything more about it, but apparently it's not the only one. I think it's the "in" thing now. I'm still not sure about it.
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Such an awesome perspective of London from the Thames! Love the photo journey as you make you way under so many bridges. I didn't think about how many bridges London must have.
There are a lot, but it's the same in every city with a river I think... in fairness, it's not something you think about until you're on a river going under them all.
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Saturday 14 July – part twelve: on a par with Disney.

Now we must’ve been 15-20 minutes into our Thames cruise before anyone started to get their food and of course they started at the back end of the boat, so it took us a while to get our afternoon tea. We were starting to get pretty hungry and were very glad when this finally turned up…



As you can see, there was a lot of food and it was more than most people got. I got my own set of sandwiches, with no meat and prawn. I also got my own set of desserts, although I did have the scone, as it only had raisins and I knew I would be Ok with it. When I spotted the macaron on the main plate, I said “I’ll have that” and immediately I got a second plate of desserts turn up, just for me, including a macaron. I was very impressed with the way they dealt with this – on a par with Disney.

It was around this time that we passed the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. It’s undergoing a major restoration and my goodness, it shows. It’s so sad to see it like this, but it should be worth it in the end…





Then we started to make our way back down the Thames…


Charing Cross station

The Corinthia Hotel

Cleopatra’s Needle with government buildings behind

Coming back up to Waterloo Bridge


Seeing some of the city skyline – the “Walkie Talkie” building is to the right of the shot



St. Paul’s Cathedral

Blackfriars Station


The Walkie Talkie building again with the Monument in front (gold top)


The Monument (with a plane photo bombing it



A British Airways plane overhead

The Walkie Talkie

The Gherkin to the right of the shot – yes, we love our funny names for our buildings over here!


The Tower of London


Next: a pretty impressive sight
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Sooo glad they were accomodating to your allergies in such a good way. That's awesome.
The funny building names crack me up! Loving how much you can truly see from the water!
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Sooo glad they were accomodating to your allergies in such a good way. That's awesome.
I was very impressed with that.

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The funny building names crack me up!
We seem to have something for those funny building names.

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So a river cruise will be in the plans then?
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That was some setup on your table for the tea and quite an assortment of everything. Glad it was all so good and scoring with the extra desserts! More great views along the Thames and love the nicknames for some of the buildings!
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