London in a day

Achieving a new personal record, we did London in 1 day. We started by taking the underground to the financial centre, along Starbucks, over London bridge, and from there walking along the south bank of the Thames to the Tower bridge. This is taken from London bridge:

We came along a very weird, but nice looking structure in a shopping centre along the bank.

The Tower itself:

And then a close up of the Tower bridge:

A very interesting building in the financial centre:

And along the Tower, back to the underground, past one of the few remaining pieces of the Roman wall that used to surround London:

Then to Waterloo station where we found the London Eye:

Long queues, but as we had booked beforehand (10% discount, thanks Ida!) the process was quite sped up for us. Here we are looking at the St.Paul's, about 50% up.

Coming down, Westminster:

For the kids the London Eye was the highlight of London probably.

Next stop was a Vodafone store. We walked along the Westminster ...

... to Nelson Square where I thought there must be a Vodafone shop. After a bit of trouble and asking for directions we found it. I wanted to have 3G access on my laptop, so I could continue to work. I had preloaded the drivers, so we plugged in the dongle, and it worked straight out of the box. On Linux. Amazing stuff. Basically up to Edinburgh we had 3G, after that GPRS unfortunately.

Then we went to Bakerstreet.

We had noodles after, and then it was bed time. Next day we would leave London to our next stop, Hadrian's wall.