Well, I always knew this would be the big one. So I am not going to go on and on either trying to justify the expense, or wringing my hands about it. It cost what it cost. We saved what we could. And it has been a great day. :-)
9.30am: Tube Day Ticket = £6.60. There is no avoiding this one.
|Palace of Westminter from the London Eye|
12 noon: we took a boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich! This cost us £13 for a return, and lasted for an hour long both ways. Compared to the £25 it would have cost us each for a historic bus tour, this seemed like good value, and was so lovely and relaxing after spending all yesterday on our feet. The 'unofficial' commentary from the operators was good value for money as well.
£2.80); there is a huge parkland which one can wander to one's heart's content; there is the Queen's House and the National Maritime Museum, both free entry; and there is the Royal Observatory on the top of the hill, with its free Astronomy Centre, which would keep older children entertained for a while. We didn't see half of it, and it kept us going for 3 hours. Fabulous
5pm: arrived back at Westminster Pier. Wandered a little outside the Houses of Parliament, ate dinner (£5.80).
7.30pm: even more fabulousness. Friend Claire and I cheered and sang along to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. £33 each. Home afterwards, still singing a little.
And so to bed. Goodnight, all. I hope you agree it was a day well spent.
Total Expenditure: £82.80