Good morning London!

I’m not here right now, but I’m working roughly a 45 minute walk from the famous London Eye and looking outside, the weather is as glorious as it was when I took these shots.

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The Elizabeth Tower can be seen in the background, covered in scaffolding. The Elizabeth Tower houses Big Ben, which is the bell and not the tower itself contrary to popular belief. This was something I learned only a few years back, I grew up thinking Big Ben was the Tower. Not the case!

Apparently the restoration works were due to be completed in 2021, however I am sure this has hit a delay. Work started on the tower in 2017 so it is now in the latter half of the work… I wonder how far back the completion date will be??

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It is sad that tourists coming to London will not be able to see one of its most iconic sights, but there is plenty more to see from the top of this wheel. Especially on a day as clear as this.

I really, really want to go up some time but I’m not the best with heights, so I keep putting it off. And I know from past experiences on cable cars (the closest experience to this I imagine) that despite the initial fear, it is such a rewarding experience. Just not one that I can enjoy at the time.

Should I stop the excuses and do it? Has anyone reading been on the Eye?

Right now however I’m happy that I have to stay on the ground.

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Due to the Coronavirus outbreak I am somewhat limited as to what I can do in London, but I aim to post as much as I can during this time. I promise to have some great posts coming your way once this is all over as I continue to explore London.

Stay home, stay safe and happy blogging!

Sam


 

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