The London Eye illuminated at night

Day 1. A weekend in London

Although I live in the north of England I've been fortunate to spend countless weekends in London over the years.  There's always something happening and I never tire of a visit to the capital.   Hopefully on this four day visit I can introduce some lesser known attractions in addition to the city's famous sights. …

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Day 2. Sky Garden, London

A bright sunny morning, so we started the day with a tube ride to London Bridge, walking across the bridge to Monument and a stroll along the north bank of the Thames. Our reason for starting the day there was to take a ride to the top of the 'Walkie Talkie' building, Officially known as '20 …

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Tower Bridge at night in London

Day 3. Walking along the Thames at Richmond

We decided to try breakfast in the hotel and were pleasantly surprised to find the Travelodge offerings to be much better than we were expecting.  So, feeling nourished, we boarded a main line train from Vauxhall to Richmond, approximately 20 minutes away.  As mentioned previously,  it's possible to use Oyster cards on shorter main line …

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Camden Lock, Regent's Canal, London

Day 4. Little Venice and Chinatown, London

Breakfast in our hotel again this morning then a tube journey northbound to Camden Town.  A popular market is held there at weekends but to be honest,  I'm not a fan of this one as it's mostly a collection of touristy stalls and shops along the road.  The reason for our visit was to take …

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