|Literary themed pub number one|
|Summer menu at the Lewis Carrol pub|
|Tower of London|
The walk across Tower Bridge was very pretty, well the bridge was, the Thames leads a lot to be desired. Shame that the river below was so dirty, I hadn't realised how tidal the Themes River was until we crossed it and you could see where the high tide mark was.
|Big? Yes. My head? Maybe not quite|
After lunch, our whistle-stop tour continued...[and this is Nat from here on in] As others in our little tour group, who will not be identified by name, wished to make an attempt to tick off every sight in London, the afternoon was a whirlwind of sights: the London Eye, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, NZ war memorial etc....This meant there was only enough time for one more beer! Disgraceful I know, and made worse by picking a terrible English-themed pub as our destination for the second (it was raining in our defense). No matter, it was a grand old day, even if the memories are now terribly blurry. The evening concluded with a visit to a gastro-pub somewhere in the vicinity of Lewisham (chilli and cider for me, non-alcoholic beverages and burgers for everyone else) and a rigorous "debate" about schooling in NZ for which I'm still apologising for.
|The 'ouses of Parliament, just one of the many sights so familiar yet so cool to finally see in real life|
|Windsor Castle - huge I tells ya|
Our last day in London was a quiet one, with tea and scones in Greenwich, and a bit of a browse through a couple of Sunday markets. The afternoon was spent barbecuing and socialising back at Dave and Ginny's, where a great time was had by all. Overall an exquisite trip, and it was almost devastating to have to return back to little old Bayreuth and the ridiculousness of living in a foreign-speaking country. Oh well.
|A lot of people describe London as crowded and dirty - but like Berlin, we simply loved it!|