We had a long list to do, but, sigh...the tube was still crawling. We spent too much time waiting for the tube, and the tube frequently stopped because of some signal failure. In the end, we didn't have time to see Natural History Museum and enjoy the afternoon tea at the Orangery. But, anyway, it was a sunny day!
We had our English breakfast in the nearby restaurant, a very heavy, high-cholesterol feast in the morning. I have never had two eggs in one morning. I didn't like the taste of cumberland sausage, but the grilled tomato and mushroom, bacon, sunny-side-up, beans (it might be soy bean) and toast were pretty good. I added milk into black tea, very smooth.
We took District Line to Tower Hill.
Snow was still everywhere.
A bird view from Tower Bridge:
The shinny bullet shaped building is 30 St Mary Axe (also named as Gherkin).
Some details of Tower Bridge:
I took bunch of photos of Tower Bridge from different angles, they all look amazing:
This one is my favorite -- it looks very historic, a heritage after centuries.
The next stop is London Tower:
Typical wooden gate in London Tower:
The centre of London Tower -- the White Tower:
Very fancy cannon:
Details on the building:
Exhibition of horses:
We were told "all change" when the tube had just arrived at Blackfraiars Station, which is still several-station away from our hotel. Well, then just grab the chance to take a look there.
St Paul's Cathedral:
I love this statue, so real:
St Brides Church with moon:
Chinese cuisine in London is pretty good. We love noodle with roast duck, wonton noodle... and the stir-fried dishes are tasty too. This is our dinner: stir-fried beef with vegetables and stir-fried water morning glories.
A good dinner does provide energy. We kept on waiting in the Tube station with tens of passengers for more than one hour; in the end, a tube came and carried us back to the hotel.