We arrived via Eurostar through numerous security checks. Have to say, I was getting used to lots of armed police and army visible in every city, train station, airport etc right through mainland Europe. Nada in London. Think I prefer seeing them...? Weird.
The Underground - still the same though lots of helpful staff in case you end up on the wrong train. Still easy to get lost, especially when the lines close for maintenance and you end up on four different trains versus one. At one such point, we ended up on a London bus, driving past Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatre opening - red carpet and all! Sadly, no J.K. Rowling in sight :-(
London Eye, Thames boat cruise (I think we have a bit of a boat theme...?) which was a good way to stop off at places without a train maintenance stop... Tower of London, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus (no circus, sadly - Latin circus = circle i.e. sort of a roundabout!), British Natural Museum, Big Ben, Westminster, Buckingham Palace... you get the idea. Shakespeare museum.
But the best part was catching up with Antony's childhood friend and his family - Terry, Liz and Joe. Wish you were here :-) Or us there. Next catchup is somewhere halfway and warm!
Next and last stop: Kings Cross station to Newcastle.