My Life

Playing the tourist

It's great when people come to stay with me because then I can legitimately play the tourist!

After a lazy Friday, on Saturday we headed up the river to the London Acquarium which is right next to the London Eye. Even at 10 in the morning it was hugely busy round there, so a tip, make sure you book in advance and book to go early. Luckily we got in before the queue had built up for the acquarium though. By the time we came out it looked like you'd need to wait for an hour or so just to buy your ticket. I guess with the lovely weather people had decided to come out in force. It felt like a spring day rather than the middle of February as we walked down the south bank of the Thames back towards the Tate Modern. It was all very leisurely but by the end of the afternoon we had walked 3 or 4 miles. My little neice dealt with it all really well, she was loving running up and down the river bank.

Luckily I've got lots of visitors over the next few months so I get to go to all of the places that "proper" Londoners never get around to seeing. I just have to persuade my guests to do something new for me each time, otherwise I'm going to know the inside of the Tate better than the staff!