It was actually quite an overcast day but the views were still brilliant and we had a table looking out towards Westminster.
All the windows had painted silhouettes showing all the major sights.
You can see the River Thames with the "Eye" looming over it on the right.
Also on the far right where the trees start is St. Thomas' Hospital where I spent my first 2 years as a junior physiotherapist. We always had a pretty good view! We could look straight across the river to the House Of Parliament.
The food was gorgeous. The brunch started with a glass of champagne and moved onto any combinations of eggs, bacon, veg etc. It was an all you could eat buffet and we then finished off with.....
pancakes. I chose chocolate filling with syrup, fresh soft fruits and a small scoop of clotted cream. It was a great brunch but of course we needed to walk off all those calories so we took a walk around that part of London.
I took my trusty camera so that you could join us! We walked past Big Ben
Past Westminster Abbey..(Remember "The Wedding" ..not "THE Wedding" of course, which is next July!!
We then did a loop along the river to end up at one of my favourite museums, Tate Britain.
If you ever visit London this is really one not to miss. Tate Modern on the South Bank is a really interesting building, but I am not really a great fan of modern art. I love classical art and artists including the Pre Raphaelites. They all have their work on show in Tate Britain.
There was a special exhibition called "The Romantics" on at the time so we were spoilt with more wonderful art
We really had a most enjoyable day. Believe it or not I STILL have one more present to use. I have a theatre tickets voucher but as they have no use by date I think we will wait until the gloomy days of January or February to see a West End Show. Has anyone any suggestions....?
I hope you all enjoyed visiting London with me and sharing my penultimate birthday treat. Now who says birthdays are over and done with in one day? I wonder if I hold the record for the longest birthday celebrations ....;0)
Bye for now,