Den (dewhitton) wrote,

Day 10

Today's Travels in black.

We had a long breakfast, then hit Huntingdon to catch a train.

Not that one. That was a 140mph express through Huntingdon.

A very relaxing journey to Kings Cross was had - not too crowded and pretty fast, even if it was an all stations. We paused at Kings Cross so Aaron could take some photos of Platform 9 3/4, and then on to the Underground to London Bridge and the London Dungeon.

I went to the Dungeons in 1987. The displays consisted of small installations showing various gruesome methods of dying. Today, the Dungeons are an Experience, with actors taking various roles and describing things, a graphic description of Jack The Ripper's crimes, an unexpected boat ride through Traitor's Gate, a court case, plagues, burnings at stakes, and many other things. It's rather good, but cost 20 pounds.

A short underground ride to Waterloo, and then we were at the London Eye. After buying the ticket, we were forced to sit through a 10 minute 3D promotional thing that was all hype and no info about the Eye. And then we were allowed on board. It's excellent! Views right across London. Pity about the rain, but at least we were warm and dry.

From there we wandered across Westminster Bridge, past the Clock Tower (the one that contains Big Ben), and through St James Park to Buckingham Palace. After taking a bunch of photos, we wandered along the Mall and under Admiralty Arch to Trafalgar Square. The rain started again, so I bought an umbrella as we made our way to Charing Cross Station for the trip back to Kings Cross and St Neots. We arrived back in Offord Darcy at 9.30 pm.

And now my left ankle is reminding me of that time I fell off the glacier in New Zealand.
Tags: travel, trip, uk

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