Greenwich boat trip

A few weekends ago I took a river boat to Greenwich to visit the markets and the lovely park that surrounds the observatory. It was a fabulous idea that clearly many other people had, evidenced by the many tourist groups on the boat and the even greater numbers of people traipsing up the hill to the observatory. It was a good day though and sunny and warm enough to be enjoyed while the weather is still good.

Tower Bridge from the boat

Tower Bridge from the boat

current home of the Cutty Sark during its restoration following the fire

current home of the Cutty Sark during its restoration following the fire

Crowds at Greenwich Park

Crowds at Greenwich Park

view from the top

view from the top

view from One Tree Hill (Canary Wharf skyscrapers to the right)

view from One Tree Hill (Canary Wharf skyscrapers to the right)

crowds descending the hill in the afternoon

crowds descending the hill in the afternoon

It was a lovely day and if I didn’t have to cart all my belongings about myself I would probably have bought a few things at the market. When the boat returned to Westminster pier it was obvious that the very popular Thames festival was in full swing.  All along the south bank of the river from Westminster down to the OXO Tower was covered in market stalls and performers and packed full of people.  I’ll post those pics another time.

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