Day 1. Walking through Central London

This morning I took a Virgin East Coast train to London arriving into Kings Cross at 1.00 pm, from here I hopped on the Piccadilly Line for the short journey to Piccadilly Circus where I'd arranged to meet my older son in the Virgin Lounge.  I was first to arrive which gave me a few …

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Day 2. The Woolwich Foot Tunnel and more

Part One This morning we took the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Woolwich Arsenal where we enjoyed breakfast in the 'Great Harry' pub which was in the main square.  Woolwich is a historic naval and military town situated three miles to the east of Greenwich. Leaving the pub we walked towards the river passing the …

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Day 2. Financial and Legal London

Part Two After our lunch break at the Royal Exchange we only had a few steps to walk to the next place on our itinerary - the Bank of England Museum.  It's a little known museum with free entry and is only open Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.  The Bank of England, …

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Day 3. Out and About in London

We started the day with a cooked breakfast near Tower Bridge followed by a walk along the south bank of the Thames Path as far as London Bridge, taking a few minutes to walk round the attractive Hay's Galleria.  Originally a warehouse and enclosed dock this listed building was converted in the 1980's to offices, …

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Day 4. London’s Docklands

Checking out of our hotel near London City Airport we headed to Greenwich where we enjoyed a hearty breakfast in the Gate Clock pub.  Around the corner from here is the 19th century Cutty Sark, the world's only surviving tea clipper. The sailing ship has been raised over three metres so that visitors can walk …

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