We made the most of our trip to Ireland by also spending a couple of days in London.

We visited the Natural History Museum, the Tower of London, and got the proverbial birdís-eye-view of London from the London Eye. We were lucky to spend a day with Cassí sister, Diane, and her husband Andy, who took us to the British Museum and several other fascinating, but less well known sights. And our friend from our days in Cape Town, Anna Whitehouse came up to London with her son, Joshua. to spend the day with us.

Natural history museum

Entrance of Nat History Museum

Cass at Picadilly Circus

At Tower of London

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Cass at Tower

Cass inside tower

Home of the crown jewels

Mike at Tower

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Interesting mix of new and old architecture

Tower of London

View of Tower Bridge from the Tower

Our friend, Anna Whitehouse & son Joshua came up to London for the day

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Anna & Joshua

With Anna & Josh in St James park

In St James park with Joshua

Flying baby!

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Visiting the Queen!

Mike & Buckingham palace

Surpise display by a Marching band outside Buckingham Palace

Marching band

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Marching band

Big Ben & flags

With Anna & Joshua

Big Ben

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After walking through the park we headed to Trafalgar Square

Mike & Josh on Trafalgar lion

South Africa House

Cass

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With Joshua at London Eye

With Anna & Josh at Eye

The Mall showing preparations for upcoming State visit

At British museum with Cass' sister Di and husband Andy

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British Museum Reading room

Reading room2

New British museum ceiling

Mike & museum ceiling

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admiring pharaoh

Cass & sarcophagus

Cass and her sister, Di

Monument to Fire of London

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Fire monument2

Andy & Cass walking up 300 steps of Fire monument

Mike & Andy on stairs

Mike on stairs

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Cass in monument

Di waving to us at top of monument

View from top of monument

Tower bridge

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Friar pub

St Pauls

Dinner with Di, Andy & Lara

Dinner at Inghams2

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London Eye

On London Eye

Big Ben close up

Cass on London Eye

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Eye capsule

Houses of Parliament

Mike on London Eye

Palace from London Eye

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St Pauls from London Eye

View with capsule

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