“London bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down…” That was the song … and here we are with a layover in London. We’re sure you remember the song, but don’t believe it. The current bridge in London is NOT falling down.
Actually, this one is called Tower Bridge. The original London Bridge is not in London anymore. It’s not even here in the United Kingdom. The original London Bridge is in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. They moved it a long time ago, way back in 1967-68, and brought it to the USA for $2,460,000.
Easy way to see London in one day
The first time we were in London, we used a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour to get oriented to the city. We like to take them because they are affordable, narrated tours, and they allow us to cover a great deal of ground quickly
We bought a two-day ticket but we were able to see the major highlights of London in only a single day.
Since this was our first night here, we decided to take a sunset ride in the London Eye. It’s like a Ferris wheel with pods that turn so you can stand and see a spectacular view of a city, like what we did in Singapore. Tickets start at about $22.00 and were well worth the expense. We choose to go at sunset so we could get the city silhouetted like it was in the movie Mary Poppins. Here are a few photos from out experience.
Well, it’s off to bed for us since it has been a long day. I hope you enjoyed reading about our layover in London, although it’s technically a stopover, because we’ll be here for more than 24 hours. We have 2 more days here so we intend to take a Thames River cruise tomorrow. Then on our last day, we’ll enjoy a tour of the Tower of London before heading to the airport.
See more photos in our London photo gallery.
Read more about visiting London:
- Lonely Planet London (Travel Guide)
- Rick Steves London 2017 Paperback – by Rick Steves
- London: Free Things To Do: The freebies and discounts travel guide to London – by Sarah Retter