We started the day off with brekkie at Pret Manger (a French inspired bakery, they are everywhere here), followed by a chat with Michael, who had arrived in Munich (for work) at 6.30am this morning. He ran into my cousin (Heather and Anthony) at Melbourne Airport. They were heading overseas yesterday as well. Have a great holiday Heather and Anthony.
At 11, we started a Fat Tires Bike ride around London. We did this 2 years ago, but Nicola hadn't.
Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
Riding past Buckingham Palace, we were confronted with masses of people. We were there for the changing of the Guards. Whilst we didn't see the actual change (you have to be there very early to see it these days) the procession passed right past us. Timing is everything.
As the Royal roads are closed on Sundays, we didn't have to deal with much traffic, except getting to Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross.
A quirky traffic light. Note the button to press. It's for horse riders. Up a bit higher than usual so they don't have to dismount. Lots of Royal/Military horses about!
We wandered into St Pauls Cathedral late in the day, no sightseeing as there was an choral recital in progress, but we were able to sit and listen, and take in the sights and sounds.
This evening, we went to the London Eye. Thanks Wendy, for the suggestion of doing a night journey.
Off to Bath tomorrow, back in London on Friday.
Cheers for now.