The river conditions today only continue to get worse, but on the bright side the weather forecast foretold no rain today so we decided on a daytrip to London. We took a taxi to Staines station and headed for Waterloo, once we had mastered the technology of the ticket machine!
The trip up to town took about 40 minutes and I attempted a snap of Twickenham Bridge which we had passed under a few days ago. Joy wanted to see Tower Bridge with its Olympic Rings attached so, taking advantage of our bus passes, we caught the RV1 bus and took touristy photos of the area, including of course The Shard.
We caught the bus back to London Bridge Station, bought souvenirs, and some refreshment at a bagel shop. We walked back towards the river and stumbled across Redriff Primary School Carnival at The Scoop, celebrating their five school values Aspiration, Adventure, Individuality, Enlightened, Compassionate and the Olympic 2012 theme.
After this we made our way back to the boat early enough to avoid getting caught up in the rush hour. We finished our day with an excellent meal from The Lemon House Chinese Takeaway who delivered it to the boat in an incredibly short time.