Saturday was our wedding anniversary and we decided to treat ourselves to a day out in London. We took our book of walks in London and decided it was perfect weather for a stroll around Regents Park and Primrose Hill.
I am always surprised how tame the wild animals and birds are in London, this was the closest I have ever been to a Heron
and this squirrel was happy for me to approach with my camera. At home the squirrels scamper back up the trees as soon as I set foot in the garden.
There was some lovely planting in the formal part of the garden,
then we crossed over the canal
and walked past London Zoo where I got a good view of these two giraffes.
Then up to the viewpoint on Primrose Hill for some hazy views of the city.
After walking in the morning we decided to take it easy in the afternoon with on a boat trip on the Thames.
It was a perfect day for sightseeing, bright sunny and warm enough to sit out on deck but without the crowds of the summer. We passed Traitors Gate and the Tower of London
went under Tower Bridge
passed Canary Wharf
and some very exclusive apartments
until we reached Greenwich. The daylight hours are short now and we didn't have much time to explore Greenwich before the last boat back.
We had time for a cup of coffee before coming back up the river to Westminster just as the light was fading.
The photographs are poor because of low light, boat movement and reflections from the windows (too cold to be outside by then) but they do show how magical it was as the daylight faded and the lights of London appeared.