17.08.2011 11 °C
I had never done the London Eye before, and both the girlds had, so that was down to just me. As the ride started, I found myself thinking I wonder how my vertigo will affect me. I stayed firmly in the middle of the gondala and marvelled at the children who happing sat on the rails feet swinging in the air. The view's over London were really great and we had good visibility.
From there it was off to the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels. I knew that the girld would want to move at a faster pace than myself so we agreed to call each other at 14:00. About 12:00 it started raining and I'd lift my rain coat back at the hotel. 1.50GBP got be a plastic bag with holes in it and I queued up in the raining waiting my turn to see the Crown Jewels. Just as I was about to enter Alex called - it was 14:00. I explained the situation and we agreed to meet up when I got out. I could have very hapilly spendthe whole day there - possibly 2 whole days. But the girls wanted to see the London Dungeon.
We queued, in the rain (as the brits do) for 90 minutes (apparently you spend that long in the dungeon) before we got in. That wait spoilt the exhibit for me. The actors were good, but the exhibit totally lacked any structure, it seems to be a series of unrelated exhibits / rides that were meant to scare you. There were 2 fun bits, the 3d seance, and the hanging at the end - and we have photographic evidence of the hanging!
Back to the hotel for a quick tidyup and packing session before we headed up to china town for some Peking Duck. Time was getting on so we took a Cab both ways, fortunatly it was under 15GBP each way. The Chinese was great, we didnt finish it all, then we went to the hottest place in London - the M&M shop. This place is wonderful, full of adults all with a huge grin on their face. I have no idea who came up with the concept, but I hope it is successful, it's a great place to go and see. I managed to get a pair of green PJ's for Millie.
Finally it was back to the hotel for a short night.