This is the final ‘instalment’ of our seven week journey around Europe and the UK…
From the Peak District, we travelled down to London by train, from Sheffield, where we stayed two nights at the Highbury Centre, a Christian guest house in North London.
We spent the first evening at Piccadilly circus, having dinner at the Brasserie Zédel and seeing a play at the Criterion Theatre.
The next day we took an all day guided tour of London. In the morning, we visited St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace (very briefly because of horrendous traffic chaos), and then the Tower of London.
After lunch we took a ferry ride to the Royal Naval College at Greenwich. After sailing under Tower Bridge, we passed the old docklands area and saw many restored warehouses, now mostly apartments and offices. This was a great way to see the changes that have taken place along the banks of the Thames.
We then took the ferry back to the London Eye, travelling under nine London bridges including Tower Bridge and London Bridge. After persevering a long queue, we saw this very unique perspective of London.
The next day we took a London cab to Paddington Station to catch the train to Reading. We stayed with my sister Beryl, and her husband Chris, for our last night in the UK.
Sunday morning saw us being chauffeured by Peter Chiverton to the Didcot Railway Centre, a ‘museum’ of the Great Western Railway, where we spent most of the day.
Finally, that evening, Peter took us to Heathrow airport for our flight home to Australia. We arrived home, somewhat tired, after 24+ hours and not much sleep, on the plane.
I hope you have enjoyed the photo journey, as much as we enjoyed the real thing.
Till my next blog, Peter.