First itinerary for day 3 is Big Ben, Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey. As soon as we emerged from Westminster underground, Big Ben looms and the Houses of Parliament follows. From Big Ben, across river Thames, we could see the Eye of London.
London Eye was NOT in our itinerary as we have read the waiting time is ridiculously long even for pre-purchased ticket holders. I’m not going to stand in line to waste time and tire myself. For a view of London skyline, we’ve already seen it from The Shard. So, being able to see and get close to the Eye is sufficient enough for us. The pier the Thames Clipper ferry berth is next to the London Eye.
To recap the itinerary for the day, we have been ……..
above the Thames by Emirates cable car, underneath the Thames via Greenwich Foot Tunnel, on the Thames by Thames Clipper ferry, all within a few hours.
London Eye from Thames Clipper ferry.
London Eye just beside the pier.
London Eye’s ridiculous queue.
Queue spilling over to the road side.
Just in-front of the London Eye across the street, is a halal restaurant called Chilli Chutney. They serve delicious European & Indian food. Waterloo underground is just a short distance from Chilli Chutney where we will be catching our train back to Southwark.
Chilli Chutney halal restaurant nearby Waterloo station in-front of London Eye.
We ended our itinerary for the day at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. For our return journey we decided to use the Thames Clipper ferry dropping-off at London Eye pier. From there, we’ll take the Waterloo underground to get back to Southwark. Thames Clipper Greenwich boarding pier is nearby the Cutty Sark. Just like the underground or the bus, the ferry too made a few stops along the way.
Ticket booth besides the boarding pier nearby the Cutty Sark. You can use your Oyster card.
Aboard the Thames Clipper. Comfortable airline style seating.
Canary Wharf pier.
Residential area on Thames riverbank.
Boats by the Thames riverbank.
Approaching Tower bridge. The Shard is further down.