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The river Cam

Punting on the river Cam

Punting on the river Cam

Punting on the river Cam

Punting under Issac Newton's Mathematical bridge

Punting on the river Cam

Punting on the river Cam

Logan on the London Eye

Keziah and Taneisha on the London Eye

My three beautiful girls.

Xavier checking out the landmarks from the guide

Phil and Kye on the London Eye

Xavier and Sharlene on the London Eye

Kye in the London 4D movie


Big Ben :(

Josh, Kye and Logan on the riverboat

Logan on the riverboat

Sharlene, Xavier and Keziah on the riverboat

Back on the underground. We have used a lot of these now!

We started today with a nice breakfast from a Bakery/Cafe in Cambridge which was followed by a nice relaxing punt. We  had a private boat down the River Cam past a lot of beautiful buildings. There was a mix of housing, colleges and churches. All buildings with river frontage have heritage protection. We went under Issac Newtons Mathematical bridge. There is a story that it was held together with no nuts and bolts, then one day some students pulled it apart to work out how he had done it. Unfortunately to get it back together they had to use nuts and bolts!

We then drove back to London where we are staying tonight. We checked into our hotel an then wandered around the corner to Kings Cross Square chilled there with some Pret A Manger for lunch. We have enjoyed this a few times. After lunch we made our way across to the London Eye. We had hoped to do this with the others, but didn't expect it to shut so early  it is very surprising that they do not operate it during the evening to see the lights of London. Today was a great day for the London Eye as there was practiaclly no queue when we arrived. We have been a bit disappointed to not be able to see Big Ben as it is covered for cleaning and repair. Lucky today we managed to get a great pic of us with Big Ben in the background thanks to a green screen! After doing a lap on the Eye we went into a 4D London Eye movie, and then we went down the Thames on a riverboat cruise. This gave a great view of a lot of the sites. All in all we actually did a fair bit today. It was a great bonus afternoon.

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