After walking through St James Park, we headed over to Westminster Bridge to see Big Ben and the London Eye. Everything was gleaming and glorious. It was quite obvious that London had been given a complete makeover and everything look shiny and new despite its age.
We walked across the Golden Jubilee bridge and headed over to the London Eye, which on close up inspection seemed as tall as Big Ben! I can tell you now I have no wish to go on it as it sooo high up and my vertigo would kick in, leaving my legs unable to move.
There are a range of rides there which I thought were quite expensive at £5 a go (£10 with a photo). Luckily my girls are not really into rides and only one of them wanted to go on this.
While in the Southbank I literally stumbled across the Family Fete held at Foyles for the publication of the Vintage Children's Classics. I had forgotten it was on and it was lovely to catch up with Lisa from Vintage and talk about the books.
From the Southbank, we then headed over to the Science Museum. The kids love it there and really enjoy all the hands on experiments they can do it. It was lovely to spend a few hours here before heading off to watch The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in Kensington Gardens, which will be a whole other post later on.