Tuesday, 20 July 2010

London sights

Our main reason for a trip to London last weekend was for T to have a contact visit with one of his birth grandparents. Whilst T and G went to meet his nan from her train S and I wandered over towards Trafalgar Square where we were due to meet up with G's sister.
T has just read The London Eye Mystery and so I felt the need to add another shot of it to our photo collection. S decided she wouldn't like to go on it now or even when she's older.

Another photo for T, how could I resist one of a Dalek?

S was super impressed by the length of the boots the soldiers sat on horseback were wearing. And the shine on them too.

For some reason I have never taken a photo of this incredibly beautiful monument before and this along with lots of other statues prompted lots of questions from S as we wandered along.

T always got so excited by the sight of Big Ben, I must admit I still do!

We didn't pop in for tea with the Queen, we admired her house from afar and had a cuppa (or two) in the park instead.

On Sunday we went along to Brockwell Park as it's within easy walking distance of D's home. It really is a gorgeous park.

How about this building for the cafe, isn't it just splendid?

As well as the vast open space, there is a lido, a paddling pool,

walled garden,

and over this weekend the Lambeth Country Show was being held there.
There was so much going on, stuff to buy, though not at £75.00!

Entertainment of many different varieties

in fact so much it would keep you busy all day and as we arrived at nearly 3pm we just didn't have the time to fit it all in. Maybe next year.


  1. Tell S that the London Eye really is worth going on - amazing views. Though I'm not keen on the getting on/off bit - am convinced I'll be the first to fall into the Thames!!

  2. I'm with S - not now, not ever! Lovely photos and a great day out. Ive not been to London for ages - you made me want to go. Watch out for goodies arriving in the post - Have a happy Birthday. xxxxxxx

  3. I've been on the London Eye and sat on the middle seats the whole time trying not to look out!!

    Victoria xx

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  5. The London Eye is so worth it once you're on - I'm sure the kids would love it - William was open mouthed the whole time when we went last year. Perhaps when S is a little older she'll enjoy it. Glad you had a good time in London x

  6. Weren't those poor soldiers sweating?! How lovely S on the carousel! xxx

  7. The memorial to the women of WWII is lovely isn't it.
    You've gotta go on the Eye, its great. x