Wow, it's not every day you get to whiz along the River Thames in a speedboat.
It was my friend Laura's 40th birthday celebration. We met for lunch and then sped past the London sights.
To start with. A selection of bread with dips.
For the main. Chicken with crushed new potatoes, green veg and a blue cheese filled thing (can't remember the name of the thing).
The beginning of the boat trip.
This is not an exaggeration. I have never screamed so loud and held on so tight.
The London Eye. A mere 135 metres tall, Europe's tallest Ferris wheel, London's highest viewing point.
Tower Bridge. Built in 1886-1894. Popular legend, in 1968 Robert McCulloch bought London Bridge thinking it was Tower Bridge. Mistaken identity, oops.
Millennium Bridge. Opened 10th June 2000, but had to be closed after two days for two years, due to wobbling.
Palace of Westminster. Built Middle Ages, demolished 1834 due to fire, rebuilt 1840-70. It's the meeting place for the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
By the way, I looked all this information up online. It was an historical tour, but we were all so busy screaming after the speed restriction that I think all knowledge escaped from my brain cell, out via my mouth, and into the murky water.
But hey, it reminded me how much I love London. And how glad I am that I met my friend Laura, at that airport, twenty one years ago.