I crawled out of bed on day 2 of my excursion to London believing that my cough was getting better and went to book my ticket for a bus tour. Although the buses never seem to run on the schedule they say they do, and one drove past me once while waiting to get on, I have found they are an excellent way to see a city for a day. The hop-on tours are usually open air on the top, and they stop at all most of the worthwhile sites to see in a city. Tickets are generally good for 24 or 48 hours depending on which purchased.

It was on the tour that I experienced London’s typical weather of sun, rain, wind, sun, rain wind, etc. Probably not the best thing t do for a nasty cough and developing head cold.

Here are a couple of random pics from the top of the bus that I took as it slowly moved around the congested streets of the city.

Tower Bridge




Blue Chicken




old building




London Streets
the crowds at Piccadilly Circus

Note: I figured out why the bus drove past me. In Europe, you need to waive or stick your hand out like a taxi to let the driver know you want on. If you don’t do that they don’t stop.


bus tour