The cruise was over and now it was time for our visit to London and Paris. The trip to London would be from Southampton by bus after getting off the cruise ship. Long story short, Princess found yet another way to screw something up. We arrived at our hotel at 2:34 pm which was too late for our planned visit that day. So we had to wing and find a new site to visit.
Night view of the London Library and the St. Pancras Renaissande Hotel from the top floor our hotel the Pullman London St. Pancras Hotel.
Hyde park and the 190 foot tall Albert Memorial. Not a bad photo considering it was taken through the window of our bus traveling at 25 kph.
Another bus window photo. This photo shows the distinctive London cab zooming along the park.
The White walls of the Somerset house.
If you are going to visit a tourist attraction, you must include your shoes in the photo, like this winding staircase in the Somerset House.
The line to enter the London Eye weaves back and forth. It wasn’t too bad. Just a 15 minute wait. Better than most rides at Disneyland.
View of the Jubilee Gardens and Southbank Place from the London Eye.
The height of the London Eye didn’t bother me until top when I realized we were no longer hanging down.
Making a photo thru the glass and towards the sun is usually quite difficult. But I wanted to capture Big Ben and the Parliament building in this photo. Sadly now when I look at this photo I see the Westminster bridge which we crossed later that day and is now remembered as just one more place that something bad happened.
Big Ben, the English Parliament building and the Underground sign for the Westminster station.
I don’t know what was going on here.
The restaurant at our hotel which features a large Whisky display.
Night view of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel with streaks of light from passing vehicles and buses.