20.3.13

'Eye Spy'

Hi everyone!

One of my birthday presents from the lovely Mister 'Whatlisawrote' were tickets for the London Eye. Some people might not think this is particularly exciting but I have lived approx 40 minutes by train outside of London for my whole life and watched in awe at the news reports during the construction and assembly of the eye. Every time I head into town I end up walking nonchalantly beneath its lofty heights with all the other Londoners.

But I am really a tourist in my own capital city and thought going on that giant ferris wheel looked like the best fun. Luckily my boyfriend listens to me whitter on about these things because he surprised me with tickets!! So the Sunday before last we got wrapped up warm and headed into the 'big smoke'.


We arrived at the Eye and boarded our 'pod'.


And slowly we ascended into the skies.


We were given a handy map of points of interest to look out for, someone decided to study this intently rather than pose for a photo....


Ah, that's better.









Despite the fact that it was a very gloomy overcast day, we could still see for miles.



I was excited when I spotted London's newest addition to its skyline, the Shard!


Hat off...


Hat on....


After we disembarked we began walking back to central London.

This is my usual view of the Eye.


And Westminster.


We passed Queenie's residence.




Then headed for lunch at Belgos, one of my favourite places in Covent Garden. I'm sorry, I was too hungry to take any photos of my food. People who live in London are probably familiar with Belgos but it's a great place to spend a cosy hour or two, what with it being Belgian themed and underground. Details here.


We managed to find a pub to hole up in for the England rugby match after lunch, the cider was good!


Then made our way back to Marylebone for our train home.

What a lovely day!!

Lx





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24 comments:

  1. Ok, you need to make all your photos BIGGER! all BIGGER and don't stand in the distance, we want to see more of you! Such a shame it looks so overcast, you still got to see loads and it was really atmospheric. Belgos is just my favourite but I haven't been there in an age. xxx

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  2. I will, I need to sort out my blog layout because at the moment if I make my photos large it disrupts the side bar - how can I adjust my layout, do you know?? I want to re-design my blog but haven't had chance to figure it out yet :(

    It was a lovely day, even though the weather was rubbish!!

    xxx

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  3. love the london eye! i did it once and was a surprisingly gorgeously sunny day xx
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    1. It's a great way to see the city in all it's glory!

      Lx

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  4. I've been on the eye, it's amazing! This sounds like a perfect day =) xx

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  5. Can you believe I still haven't been on this yet and I've lived in Londond for how many years!!?
    I'm still diliberating whether to check out the Shard too although there is one problem. A severe fear of heights!
    Looks you had a fun day! xx

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    1. Apparently sushi samba at the top of the shard is lovely so I'd say give it a go!!

      Lx

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  6. so beautiful! i can't wait to visit london :(

    ~ ZEBRA AND MEERKAT ~ xo

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  7. Beautiful photos!! I'm going to visit london in september, can't wait! Last time i went in the london eye my battery went empty so i couldnt take any picture.. :\

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  8. Looks like you had a lot of fun! I've never been on the London Eye, I probably would go on if it was a sunny day!

    Corinne x
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  9. beautiful pics! i follow you, i love your blog! follow me??

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  10. I loveeee South Bank, one of my fave parts of London. The Eye is so good too, been a few times and it's still fab every time. xxx

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  11. This looks and sounds like a great time. I hope to one day travel to London. Your guy was definitely very sweet to think of this.

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  12. I've been to london many times and visiting the city once or twice a year and have never been to london eye. maybe cos I don't like touristic attractions, but this time I may pay a visit to the big smoke too :) btw I love your hair.

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  13. Ahh I went to Belgos for my birthday trip to London. Such a nice restaurant that misses the bustling tourists! Best kept secret in Covent Garden :)

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  14. Great pics :)
    You look cute !


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    Coline ♡

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  15. You need to update sooonnn!

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  16. Ah the London Eye! I haven't been on it for ages...sounds like you had a wonderful day xxx
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  17. Looking pretty awesome trip, you look cute and comforts Lisa, thx for dropping by my blog darling, kisses

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    Tanya

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  18. That was a lovely day! I've been wanting to get a ride on the London Eye for ages, such a wonderful gift :)

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  19. I haven't been for a ride on the London eye since I was about seven.

    I wanna go!!!!

    Take care Lisa, and a have a wonderful, relaxing Easter weekend.

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