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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
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!
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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