Published: August 5th 2008August 5th 2008
The London Eye
See! See! It is watching me!
We woke up early in the morning (4:00) so we could catch our 7:00am flight. We were all really excited about going on a plane from Stuttgart to London. It’s been so long since we’ve been on a plane! When we finally got on the plane, I looked at the back of the seat in front of me and said “Hey, where’s the TV?!?” It was a short flight.
When we finally got to our apartment, we were so tired. We went for a quick walk in Hyde Park, then went back.
The next day, I went on the London Eye. The queue was massive, and the London Eye was really slow, but the view was definitely worth it. You can see everything! Unfortunately, on the same carriage as us, there were heaps of screaming kids. They spoilt it a bit. Once we got off the London Eye, it felt weird because we were no longer moving. On the same day, we went to a huge shopping centre called Harrods. They had everything. They even had a whole entire room devoted to teddies. They even had a couch made out of teddies. You weren’t allowed to sit on it
Just waiting at the airport...
though. Everything was really expensive, and if I could offer a bit of advice to the store, it would be to cut down their prices a bit.
The next day, we started off by going on a boat across the Thames River. It was relaxing. We went to the Tower of London. We had a really funny tour guide. He showed us all around. He told us gory stories about beheadings. I liked the tour mainly because it included everyone in it. We saw some royal jewels. We saw some crowns and the coronation spoon. It was awesome. They showed some dresses too. They were really poofy. How could anybody actually wear them??? We went to a history museum. It had some fun activities. It had old suits of amour and old weapons. It was really interesting. Whist we waited for Jack, Albert and Dad, a big band passed us. They were playing drums and flutes. They marched right passed us. It was amazing to watch, but unfortunately, the boys had the cameras. When they got back, we told them about the parade. They said they had seen part of it, and had video taped the end. We also
Too bad I can't sit on it.
went to Tower Bridge. It is really beautiful. It lifts up and down so big boats can get through. We learnt a lot there.
The next day we went to St Paul’s Cathedral. In Rome, we went to St Peters Catholic Church. Apparently, they have a connection between them. We went up to the top, and looked down at the people below. It was a great view. We climbed up even higher. We went to the top of the dome. It was really high up. We could see everything. We went back down and exited the church. We then took a train to Wimbledon. We went to a tennis museum. I didn’t find this too exciting, because I’m not really interested in tennis. We then went on a tour to see all the tennis courts. They said that it was hard to please everyone when choosing which courts they would play on, some courts are bigger and better than others. We went into the gift shop. I didn’t buy anything. We also went to Kensington Palace. Queen Victoria lived there, and so did Princess Diana. We looked all around. We saw old bedrooms and eating rooms. We saw rooms
that’s were crammed full with interesting paintings. It was interesting.
The day after that, we went to The Royal Albert Hall. Unfortunately, we missed the last tour by 20mins, how unlucky. We went to Wellington Arch. It was originally at Buckingham Palace, but than it got moved because they were extending the grounds. Inside the arch, it had the history of it. Next, we went to the Royal Mews. That’s where the royal horses are kept. We saw some royal carriages. One of them was getting re-painted before a kings coronation. They painted it with flammable liquid. Well, you can guess what happened. Somebody got too close to it with a light. It caught on fire. They promised the king they would be able to re-build it before his coronation. Surprisingly, he did. There was an Australian carriage. It was really cool. It had the Australian coat of arms on it. We saw some royal horses. They were so cute! We tried to go to the Queens Gallery, but it was overbooked. To make the bad luck scale equal 3, they ran out of ice-creams. Oh man, what a day. Luckily, we had a lovely roast beef for dinner.
The next day, we started out by going to platform 9 ¾. We attempted running at the wall, but we failed. Apparently, they didn’t even film it there. They actually filmed it, between platforms 4 and 5. Weird. We took a look at Big Ben and the Houses Of Parliament. Dad took a photo of me “holding up” Big Ben.
We went to a book store and bought some books. Then we went to Trafalgar square. It is supposed to have heaps of pigeons, but it was raining. It was a very wet day.
The next day, we were supposed to go to the changing of the guards, but the weather was too wet. They cancelled it.
Well, that ends my London experience. Next stop, motor home number 2 for 3 weeks. Not as long as the last one, but oh well.
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