Nasty thinks he’s a genius for taking this photo, but I remind him that it’s just ONE good photo out of the many others I’ve taken. Plus, it’s my camera and I set the exposure and aperture and all that. So there. ;)
For a lack of other ideas, we tried to go ice skating at the outdoor rink at the Somerset House where they were having “late-night skating by torch-light” at 11pm. But after we got there, we found out that they’ve sold out all their tickets!
I consoled myself by saying that the “torch-light” thing is a scam and they played tacky music. So there.
Instead, in a stroke of genius, we jumped on a TFL (Transport for London) boat that runs up and down the Thames (much like those public transport boats that run along the Chao Praya river in Bangkok) and took a £5 ride from the Somerset House to the Tower of London.
Visitors to London, if you are here, ditch those expensive touristy boat cruises of the Thames. Jump on a TFL boat and it’ll take you all the way down to Greenwich, passing by all of the major landmarks of London (all those that I recognize anyways)! It’s not expensive, it’s fast, and you can choose to sit inside or stand outside at the back watching yourself pass under some of the most famous bridges in the world. A must do!
You know that red-lighted bridge in the background? That’s the London Bridge. It’s so lame (compared to other bridges in the city) even Nasty wouldn’t believe me until I pointed out a sign on one of the support columns….
That’s the House of Parliament and the Big Ben.
Guess what the “HP” in HP Sauce stands for.