One our first day in London we joined a Hop-on Hop-off cruise with City Cruises.
My purpose in doing this on the first day was to get oriented to the lay of the land. We took the underground from Earl’s Court station to Westminster.
I had prepurchased “rover” tickets online so Charlie and I walked directly to the pier. The boat was a little late but we boarded the first cruise of the day.
The first stop was London Eye pier on the south side of the Thames.
All during the cruise a member of the crew gave a running commentary. It was both informative and entertaining.
The last stop before turning around was Greenwich. This is where we hopped off the boat. The “Cutty Sark” was anchored in the harbor.
We headed up the street to Goddard’s at Greenwich, a pie and mash shop.
Charlie ordered minced beef and I had steak and kidney pie. All meals are served with mashed potatoes and gravy. We enjoyed this local specialty.
Then we walked up the street a little farther to the Royal Observatory which contains the Prime Meridian, the earth’s zero of longitude, which by convention passes through Greenwich, England. Charlie and I stood on this demarcation.
After touring the Royal Observatory we returned to the boat (it was actually a different boat because they run every 40-minutes.)
We rode back to Westminster and felt we had a good grasp of the important landmarks of London.
Do you take boat trips?