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a few hours on a boat..

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by damianmkv, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Although we live 20 miles from central London, i rarely go - too much hustle and bustle but last week we went in for the day.

    Started off with mid morning tea at Harrods. If you're insane, you can pay £55 each for a few sandwiches, some cake and a glass of champagne !

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    Then we walked and ended up on a river cruise from the London eye to Greenwich and back

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    the shard from the river by damianmkv, on Flickr

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    bloody freezing at the end but a good trip - major cities come alive at night i think
     
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  2. Bushboy

    Bushboy Mu-43 Veteran

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    NZ
    Charlie
    Were you insane?
     
  3. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    Definitely not. The tea was a gift
     
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  4. Bushboy

    Bushboy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Charlie
    Just checking. ;) 
     
  5. Makes tea at The Ritz seem like great value.
     
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  6. stagor

    stagor Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    Stan
    For fifty five quid I would expect a clean teaspoon.
     
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  7. Andrewmap

    Andrewmap Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Derby, United Kingdom
    Martin
    Well spotted...and so is the spoon!:) 
     
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  8. Looks like you had a fun time and the city does seem to come alive after dark. Great pictures, thanks for posting.
    We did high tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria (Vancouver Island) and it was around the same price but it was nice sitting in the window watching your "subjects" walk by. They made us feel quite important for the short while we were there. And.....the cutlery was clean too LOL.
     
  9. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    Nice shots Damian. My wife and I visited London back in 2015 when we came over for Goodwood FoS, and loved it. She had been there before (spent a summer working whilst in university), but it was my first time. I really enjoyed just walking around the city, enjoying the parks during the summer (seriously, the parks are bloody fantastic), and the shopping markets on the weekend.

    We've been toying with the idea of going back next year (FoS on Fri/Sat, London on Sun-Tues, then head up to the Lake District for a few days).
     
  10. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Surrey, England
    it was post stirring...
     
  11. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Surrey, England
    seems like a plan - I'm sure i'll do FoS again but I've not decided on which day(s) yet
     
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