While we were in London, for some reason I couldn't post pictures, so I am catching up. London (and the surrounding area) is beautiful - the views are amazing, and I was in awe of the architecture (both old and new) and the scenery of this great city.
A view of the London Eye, which was built for the Millennium celebration:
A picture taken from the London Eye - it's an approximately 30 minute round trip on the Eye, enabling one to get some fantastic looks of the city. This is the House of Parliament:
There are beautiful gardens in the area, this one from Hampton Court:
After visiting Hampton Court, my daughter and I went back to London via a river cruise. It's a little over 3 hours, compared to a train ride of about 40 minutes, but well worth the extra time. With the temperatures in the mid to high 80's during our London visit, the cruise was very refreshing. The boat we were on was very nice, with seats inside and outside, and a bar for snacks and drinks. I took this picture of one of the many beautiful homes on the Thames: