We took the tube to the Tower of London stop. A short walk brought us to Tower Millennium Pier.
This is the Tower Bridge from the pier.
This is our first time in London, so everything is new and exciting for us. On the river boat, we watch the River Thames.
And the sights of London.
An unusual government building. And another bridge.
We were told we would pass under 8 bridges. We like the modern buildings.
They are mixed in with so many old historic buildings. Here is the Shard.
This tallest building in the Western Europe is visible from most of London. We appreciate the wall to protect buildings from the River Thames.
Even the wall looks old. This obelisk is Cleopatra’s Needle, a gift from Egypt.
At the base you can see two sphinxes that guard Cleopatra’s Needle. Egypt also gave obelisks, also called Cleopatra’s Needle to the United States and to France in the 1800’s
We love seeing cities from the water. Here is Big Ben.
The scaffolding is needed for repairs to the building. This is our exit stop. We enjoyed our time on the river. Next time we will take you on our walk to explore part of London.