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Saturday, 23 July 2011

A ride into London 22nd July 2011

A last minute decision saw me riding into London for a look about. I rode via Dagenham,Barking where I got onto the Super Highway C3....(super bah... I lost the route twice due to poor sign-age and a few sections closed due to roadworks!!)
Anyway along the C3 past Beckton,Canning Town and then lost it  past Canary Wharf no signs saying where to follow the route.I rode along Aspen way by passed the Limehouse link tunnel and popped back up on The highway which I followed up to St Katherines Dock and Tower Bridge.

This Pub was over flowing, was tempted for a drink myself but didn't want to leave the bike and probably way too pricey round these parts anyway lol.

And the out of the dock to Tower Bridge;

Cycling a bit further I passed the Tower Of London;

Then onto Lower Thames Street and across Southwark Bridge onto the South bank (present theme is the seaside)

One of the many street Entertainers
This was some weird arty type show, I didn't understand a bit off!!#
Then further along to where the kids hang out skateboarding and BMX ing... my camera on the phone wasn't fast enough to catch them in action.

Then up to the London eye and the views across to Westminster;

 And back down the river looking towards St Pauls Catherdral;

 Onto Westminster Bridge where I got myself a pot of sugar coated peanuts at Local price and not Tourist prices:)...however the eastern European seller was very interested in how much my bike cost saying it looks expensive !!

Then a Eastern European woman tried the old I've lost my oyster card have you any money can guess my answer lol.

I then cycled back along the embankment,Whitechapel,Bow etc to Stratford where I got the train back to Romford. 28 miles for the day

1 comment:

  1. Nice post mate, you're gonna have to give me some tips on photo layout. Love the Parliament photos. Wanna do some more trips around Kent. Wanna do that Rochester run with me ?