Journey of United Kingdom
|London Visit (1)|
"U.K. ＆ Irish traveling alone" started from July 8, 2004.
I visited London after an interval of three years.
Heathrow express is very convenient for us,
because we are able to go Paddington station for 15 minutes
from the airport. I have reserved my hotels near the station.
（At Heathrow Airport)
The airplane arrives at 3:30 PM almost near
although the plane left Narita delaying 30 minutes.
It is rainy and windy in London. Temperature of London
is about 16 degrees ,I hear announcement of the weather
in the plane.
＜ London Eye ＞
I will stay in London for 4 nights first
and move to Ireland.
I want to visit Cambridge, Brighton and also ride on the
London Eye during my stay in London, because I could not
take gondola last time in spite of rain and too many people.
I decided a try to the London eye in the
evening as I was able to
check in at the hotel at past 5:00. In London we are able to take
photographs after evening during summer. I will go to Waterloo
station by tube of Bakerloo line. This station is the Eurostar
starting point to Paris.
Rain stopped almost. I was said by staff of ticket counter that it is possible to ride on within ten minutes inspite of too may people. Because there are 26 gondolas, 650 people can get in one round about 30 minutes. Admission is 11.50 pound (\2,400) per person not cheap at all.
The gondola is rotating slowly and I do not
the shake at all. River Thames appears before
ｍｙ eyes as the gondola goes up. The sky in
the west is bright though the weather of London
is never good. It had already past at 8:00 PM.
I could see National Diet Building and Westminster
Abbey on the opposite bank of River Thames.
（A Ticket of The London Eye)
I enjoyed to take photographs on the