Our day out in London (new photo album added)

London Eye

London Eye

The day started out really sunny and nice but an hour before we were to leave it started raining. We were a bit annoyed because we thought the cruise would be pretty horrible in the rain but pretty much as we were walking to the boat it cleared up and a bit of sunshine came out.

The cruise along the river Thames was very cool, there was a guy on board telling us what was what and some history about the buildings, and he was a bit of a comedian too. He talked about this architect that has designed numerous buildings around London his first one being the Millennium Bridge. The queen apparently opened this bridge and while she was walking along it started to wobble so much so that hey had to close it for 18 months while they stabilised it.

Rach & Adrian

Rach & Adrian

Another of his works is a building nicknamed the ‘gerkin’ it’s a really cool building that is all glass but apparently one of the panes of glass fell out from one of the top floors but luckily no one was on the street at the time. Another one of his buildings which is located next to Jo’s work leaks when it rains. His work is very cool but something always seems to go wrong, he now has the nickname ‘Lord Wobbly’ after his bridge effort! Anyway I thought that was pretty interesting :) Oh yeah and Adrian and I found where we want to live, an apartment overlooking the river!

Capsule

Capsule
Rach & Adrian

Up High

Next was the London eye. We pre bought tickets cause we were told that the lines can get quite big during the summer so when we arrived we asked where we go with pre purchased tickets and they told us to line up in the huge line with everybody else! So it was probably pointless pre purchasing tickets but I think we got a couple of pounds off. Before we got into the line we had to have some Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! The line actually moved quite quickly and before we knew it we were on the eye. Once we got on I started to feel a bit nervous (Adrian looked a bit scared too :) ) but I soon felt pretty safe. It is an absolute amazing view, it was very cool sitting 135 metres up in the air in a clear capsule looking over the city definitely worth doing. It took 30 minutes to do a full circle, the time went so quickly though.

Chicago

Chicago

We then caught the train into Convent Garden and had a look around (there’s some great shops I might add!) then we had dinner at a little Italian restaurant.

Then it was off to the theatre to see Chicago. It was really good, lots of singing and dancing it is so amazing how much work goes into these shows and how many hours of rehearsals they must do. I wasn’t sure how far back our seats were going to be because we didn’t get the most expensive tickets but we weren’t that far back at all the seats were pretty good I thought. The only downfall was the theatre was really hot and stuffy, London really isn’t equipped for hot weather.

All in all it was a fantastic day spent with my gorgeous Adrian :)

For more photos of the day check out this link:

http://www.gabnation.com/albums/2006/londoneye-and-cruise/

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