London: Day 6

Out last full day in London. The time has gone by so fast!

Today didn’t really have a theme. It was an odd-ands-ends day full of random things we wanted to do. Namely, Greenwich, a River Thames boat ride, a Beatles Walking Tour, Westminster Abbey tour, and some shopping.

In the morning we took the tube to Canary Wharf, changed to Docklands Light Railway (the Oyster card for the tube works on this), and exited at Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich to tour the maritime community of Greenwich.

Greenwich, England

Greenwich, England

We walked to the Royal Observatory Greenwich where you can stand on the Prime Meridian, dividing the eastern and western hemispheres. After that we strolled around Greenwich and visited the Cutty Sark ship.

Instead of taking the rail/tube back into central London, we opted to go by boat on the River Thames.

After disembarking at Westminster Pier, it was time for the Beatles Walking Tour by London Walks. To meet up with the tour guide, we met at Tottenham Court Road tube station. This is the tour recommended in Rick Steves’ book. The tour guide, Richard, did a great job of explaining the history and the sites we visited. We also made a trip on the tube to St. John’s Wood and walked to Abbey Road. I think this might have been mom’s favorite part of the trip!

Abbey Road, London

Abbey Road, London

After our Beatles tour, we went back to the tube at St. John’s Wood and made it in time to Westminster Abbey to get in a tour before they closed for the evening. We rounded out the day with shopping on Oxford Street.

Some photos from the day are below. For the full set of London pics, check out my Flickr album.

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