Hello everyone, hope you’ve all managed to have a good week. The weather here has been so up and down lately that you just don’t know how to dress for the day, but on one of the days where its been warm and sunny, my family and I took a trip to London.
As London is quite a busy city with everyone rushing to get here, there and everywhere, we made a rule that we would go at our own pace and just enjoy the scenery around!
The Queens Walk (South Bank)
The Queen’s Walk is a promenade located on the southern bank of the River Thames in London, England, between Lambeth Bridge and Tower Bridge.
The creation of pedestrian access along the south bank of the Thames was seen as an integral part of the creation of the Jubilee Walkway to mark the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. However, the last section was not established until the completion of construction of London Bridge City in 1990.
In 1996, the Walk was recognised as a foundation for establishing the Thames Path national trail through London.
This is a convenient route of several miles for tourists to walk from the London Eye Ferris wheel past numerous attractions to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
The area’s long list of attractions includes the County Hall complex, the Sea Life London Aquarium, the London Dungeon, Jubilee Gardens and the London Eye, the Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, and BFI Southbank.
Palace of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Commonly known as the Houses of Parliament after its occupants, the Palace lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London, England.
The London Eye
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually. The structure is 135 metres (443 ft.) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft.). When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Its height was surpassed by the 525-foot (160 m) Star of Nanchang in 2006, the 165 metres (541 ft.) Singapore Flyer in 2008, and the 550-foot tall (167.6 m) High Roller (Las Vegas) in 2014.
Before I put the remaining photos up, I just want to say that I really enjoyed our trip to London, it was made especially nice by the fact it was really sunny and quite hot outside which made it all the more enjoyable! Anyway I will leave you with a slide show of the remaining pictures. I hope the rest of your week goes well.