Saturday sites of London

Saturday rolled around and this time I had two companions to join me in my site seeing.

Because I had already had an encounter with Buckingham Palace on my own (which might I remind you was amazing). We decided to go to Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral.

We also decided that riding bikes was the best option… Which might I add it definitely was… it is shocking how expensive transport around London is. My £25 (50AUD) Oyster card lasted about two days.

Our bikes provided by Santander Cycles cost us £2 for 24 hour hire and then every half hour after the first half hour is an extra £2 but if you make a few stops, dock your bikes and grab new ones you can avoid that extra £2. (I know that’s confusing) but all you need to understand is CHEAP.

We rode into Trafalgar Square, grabbed a coffee (something I decidedly cannot afford and have decided to give up which is sad) and wandered straight into the heart of a Brexit protest.

We joined the protest which swept us to Westminster and Big Ben. When I say site seeing… I mean it, we didn’t enter any of these places but I definitely will at some point, I am keen to go to Westminster and check it all out.

I think our experience here was unique because of the protests and the fact that it was a stunning sunny day. We popped into a packed-out pub and grabbed take away ciders and wandered around soaking up the atmosphere.

Next stop was St Paul’s Cathedral. We walked a fair way along the riverbank, then abandoned our feet in favour of our bargain bikes, which are stationed conveniently EVERYWHERE.

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View across the Thames of County Hall and the Eye of London.

Again, too stingy to actually go in we just circumnavigated it. This is a seriously impressive building, designed in 1673 by Sir Christopher Wren it sits atop Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the city of London.

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After what was a huge day we rode home to make margaritas and fajitas for a new tradition of Mexican Saturday feasts.

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