Tuesday, February 17, 2015

{Travel} European Vacation - Night 9 London

After spending the gorgeous (sunny!) day sightseeing some of London's most famous landmarks, we had evening plans to do more of the same.
 We purchased tickets for The London Eye on line and printed them out at the hotel.  
 I wasn't sure how I'd feel once we entered our glass capsule with about twenty other people.  There was plenty of room to walk around and see the views from every side.
The wheel moves so slowly that you barely feel it moving (no motion sickness for me!)

Pretty soon you forget that you're suspended in the air in a glass capsule and you just enjoy the views.
 It was truly spectacular to get an overhead night time view of the city (I'm sure daytime is lovely too).
 There were interactive maps in the capsule and you could click on a building to see what it was.
Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.

Family selfie!

 The ride was over way too quickly (it's about 35 minutes long).

We had dinner reservations in Soho and some time to kill so we walked (about 15-20 minutes away on foot).
College Girl had found a vegetarian pub in London that served vegan "to-fush and chips and we had to try it! Coach & Horses looks like a traditional pub when you step inside and you have to go through the kitchen to get upstairs to the restaurant. By day it's a tea house and at night it serves vegetarian pub fare.
 Here's her vegan fish chips, complete with peas and tartar sauce.
 We also ordered a veggie burger with these amazing onion rings...
 and the 'rude' pie....all of it was delicious including the hot coconut rice pudding that was split for dessert.  This place was a great find and so worth it!
We took a taxi back to our hotel and Mr. Click and I shared a glass of wine at the hotel bar and watched a little football on the telly.

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Bliss said...

Vegas has a Vegas Eye based on the London one but we did not ride it up. I need to hear more about the mock fish, pretty close in taste?

Tamar SB said...

Vegan fish and chips, love it!

How fun to do the Eye by night!

Carla from The River said...

Great photos!! :-)
I loved the tour at night.
The photo of Miss High School is so cool with her fun scarf.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Love the twinkly lights and the continued tour - also love the Vegan Pub fare! Yummy!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my mercy that glass capsule looks like something from another planet! I would have LOVED to have taken a ride on that! Great pictures as always! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Becky said...

What a fun, fantastic night! Food included! !

Ida said...

So cool that you took the ride in the "Eye" What a great view of the city at night (and during the day). The pub sounded good even though I am not Vegan.

Dawn Gross said...

Gorgeous night views.

Dawn Gross said...

Gorgeous night views!

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