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Touring London with Gatwick Airport’s Mascot

Stuck at The Airport is spending more than one days in London as a guest of Gatwick Airport,, the airport’s mascot, Gary Gatwick, and a growing listing of recent nearby pals, some of whom got us out of a sticky situation. (More on that soon…)

After touchdown at Gatwick Airport and making the 30-minute adventure to London’s Victoria Station on the Gatwick Express we were capable of take in some sights before jet lag set in.

The View from Above

With Gary Gatwick in tow, we did what numerous locals and tourists had been doing on a heat, sunny day: we rode the elevators to the top of the Shard constructing. It’s the tallest constructing inside the United Kingdom and the view from the statement flooring at the top is simply unbeatable.

Bonus: site visitors can purchase drinks and snacks up top, get selfies galore, interact in some human beings-looking, and experience the gelato and air con.

The View from the Water

Once we noticed the perspectives of the river from above, we wanted to see it from the water stage.

The View from the River 50-minute round cruise on the Uber Boat by means of Thames Clippers made that smooth.

With a smart and witty tour manual on the microphone, we cruised by means of many of London’s iconic landmarks, such as The Shard, the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe theater, St Paul’s Cathedral, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, The London Eye, and the Tower of London.

We also sailed below the Tower Bridge, which just passed off to be starting to make way for a bigger boat as we approached.

At one point our excursion manual requested for a display of arms from all the Americans on board. No one however me raised their hand. A quick “Do you call it ‘football’ or ‘soccer’?’ survey from our guide confirmed that this tour has become pretty popular with locals.

The Superbloom on the Tower of London

Day 2 of our whirlwind London excursion included a visit to the Tower of London, the urban fortress that served as a secure fortress, royal palace, and infamous prison, and is now also home to the very intently guarded Crown Jewels.

Courtesy Historic Royal Places

Again, we discovered ourselves mingling with greater locals than vacationers whilst we headed to the Tower of London to look how the historical moat around the tower has been transformed by way of a flower show dubbed the ‘Superbloom,’ and planted to have a good time the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

The flora may also die and fade and die again within the fall, a Superbloom volunteer informed us. But he also assured us that the plants should go back each spring for at least the following four or five years.

Our tour in London also took us to the historical floating museum referred to as the HMS Belfast and on an uncommon adventure on the underground. We’ll percentage information on both uniquely London stories, and more, the following day.

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