My final week in London
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This blog marks our final week in London before my big move to The Netherlands with my Dutch other half. My parents drove down to spend a couple of days with us before I'm on the move again (I don't think they can quite believe they produced such an impulsive child seeing as they have never travelled anyway in their life and don't like change!!)
What better way to end our stay in London.....go on the London Eye, eventually. I have been meaning to go on this thing since we arrived. Unfortunately we didn't pick the best day weatherwise but I'm still pretty chuffed with the photo's I made. What a great view from up there, well worth it, a very enjoyable 40 minutes spent, recommend it to everyone. 15.50 each seemed a little pricey but it is a once in a lifetime thing so don't let that put you off, everything costs a bomb in London, not going to miss that.
After all the sightseeing and strolling around Westminster Ma and myself decided we needed some retail therapy, so we headed on to Covent Garden, our favourite area of London, to have a nosey at the great little gift shops. Ma also wanted to buy me a replacement Fossil purse for my birthday after I had mine stolen down Kings Rd, Chelsea last week :-( On our way we spotted the infamous ''Ivy'' restaurant the celebs seem to favour, didn't look anything special from outside (Ma embarassing us by pressing her nose up against the frosted windows to see if she could see a celebrity! How ironic that I then spotted Roger Daltrey from The Who strolling past us, my mum completely oblivious!)
On our arrival at Covent Garden we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent street entertainers on this cold, damp Monday lunchtime.
We also stumbled upon the 'Watchmen' movie premier at the Odeon, Leicester Square on our way home, couldn't really get close enough to get decent photo's and the only celebs we saw were Jonathan Ross (film critic and tv presenter) and his missus.
All in all, a fab day, roll on tomorrow :-)