What trip to London would be complete without a sighting of Big Ben at least?
Whilst this visit has been more about visiting with family than sightseeing it was very nice to indulge at least one day in the inner city of London.
I did not want to have to do a lot of walking so I chose a hop on hop off bus and apart from a lunch break spent all day spotting things old and things new as the bus traversed through the ever busy streets of London.
I lived and worked in London in the 1970's and got used to bussing from the East End to the West and so there are always plenty of memories for me to revisit.
The weather was splendid, people were out and about, eating, walking, some for business some for pleasure.
I enjoyed seeing those who still choose to dress in the traditional garments of their countries, Turkish, Pakistani, Middle East, African countries, quite a mix.
Hanging baskets and planter boxes full of lovely plants (mainly petunias) that are responding to the sunshine and warmer weather - all part of the enjoyment of a snapshot of London Town.