Monday, 29 February 2016

London day 2 … follow me ...

Our tour on day two starts on the bus from Praed Street, lots of photos so I’ll let them tell you where we went …
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 St Paul's taken from Paternoster Square
 Having lunch in Paternoster Square
The cathedral church of St St Paul's built by Sir Christopher Wren stands on the site of the medieval cathedral destroyed by the great fire of London in 1666.  The outlines of these two cathedrals and their different alignments are displayed here.  The adjacent garden is laid out on the site of the former chapter house.















St Olav’s Norwegian Seaman's Church















Looking back …. from the Millennium bridge
Crossing the Millennium Bridge ...
Shakespear's Globe Theatre from the bridge
Looking back over the Millennium Bridge

Winchester Palace founded in the 12th century and in use until the 17th century
The Golden Hind circumnavigated the globe in 1577 and 1580 captained by Sir Francis Drake
Southwark Cathedral
If anyone knows what this building is, I'd love to know too.
HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge


Boris's Office 


It's that lovely building again, do you know it?
 crossing Tower Bridge






Wharfinger Cottage
There has been a cottage on this site for about 200 years and was originally the home of the Controller of Tower Wharf, known as Wharfinger.  Until the 19th century, the dockside was very busy.  Military supplies such as gunpowder, weapons etc were shipped to and from the Tower and stored under the Wharfinger’s supervision.





 Looking forwardto seeing what's built here next time we visit London
Old Billingsgate Market ...










Great Fire of London viewing platform





Container Port

 Through the underpass to ...


St Sepulchre-without Newgate
 Returning to the Millennium Bridge ...


Waiting at St Paul's for bus and photos taken from up upper deck of bus no 23
                    Royal Courts of Justice …      from Fleet Street ...              Sepulchre again!
Charing Cross Station
I think his seat affected his music!









Regent Street St James's















Regent Street























 Oxford Circus


























? Hyde Park Corner

















nearly home







Time to get off the bus at Pread Street



















Isambard Kingdom Brunel
 Paddington Station in the past
 Grand Union Canal Paddington Basin
Home again!
and if you’ve managed to get this far … thank you and drop me a comment!

20 comments:

Marilyn McDonald said...

Phew! What a busy day. I am amazed Molly was still standing!Some fabulous buildings and pieces of history contained within them, eh?
Mxox

Diane and Ray said...

I always read to the end and very much enjoy your blog.. It looked an epic day out in London and we enjoyed the great photos love D&R

Naughty-Cal said...

Looks like you had a great day.

Depending how we get on next summer trailing Naughty-Cal to Scotland, the following summer we may well trail her down onto the Thames for a couple of weeks. Get dropped in somewhere upstream, cruise down the Thames have a few days in London and then spend a few days on the coast before being hauled out and taken back to Lincoln by road.

Geoff and Mags said...

Fantastic pictures Carol. How did Molly cope?

Caroline and Martin said...

Wow, that was tiring to read! feel like I've been round London with you, thank you for the tour. Caroline

Boatwif said...

Superb! Wonderful photographs! Your pictures have reminded me of various London visits in the past (escorting school parties at the Tower of London, taking a granddaughter there too a few years ago, waterbus rides) - and of our own Limehouse - Brentford cruise last summer on nb Cleddau!
I've not seen a photo or a reference to the Brunel statue before - that came as a surprise!
Looking forward to more posts from London...
Best wishes,
Sue /Boatwif /nb Cleddau

Tom and Jan said...

The photos bring back memories for last year Carol!

Sharon Downey said...

We hope to get to London this year and visit the places we didnt see in 2012 , getting a mooring is a bit of a worry , perhaps booking will be the answer , did you manage it easily ? Loving your pics of London
Sharon & Richard ( nb oakapple ) v

Carol said...

It was a great day out Marilyn. x

Carol said...

Thank you both. x

Carol said...

You’re very welcome, thank you for joining us.

Carol said...

Glad you enjoyed the tour, happy cruising this summer. Kind regards. x

Carol said...

That sounds like a plan Rachel, we may meet up yet!

Carol said...

Thanks Geoff, so long as Molly can see us usually walking between us both she’s fine. Having said that, with all the walking we’ve done this past few days, her legs are slightly shorter now! Hope you manage to start cruising soon. Love to you both. xx

Carol said...

Thanks Tom, will we see you both down south this summer?

Carol said...

Hi Sharon, email C&RT - Enquiries.London@canalrivertrust.org.uk - you can only book the moorings this way and can only book for the current month or on the last day of the current month for the following month. It’s a good mooring, great for seeing all that’s here. Maybe we’ll see you on the Thames? x

Vallypee said...

Now that was a fantastic tour! I loved it! And your photos are wonderful! London is my home town really. I grew up there so it is lovely to see photos of it even though much has changed along the river.

Naughty-Cal said...

One day we will.

Looking forward to the guided tour of Still Rocking.

Carol said...

We’ll also look forward to that.

Carol said...

Thanks Vallypee, I’m glad you enjoyed coming along with us to see your home town. More to come too!