Hopping Around London #TuesdayTravels

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If you’re new to London, one of the best ways to get the layout of the city is on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus. There are a number of companies that provide this service. We went with the Original London Sightseeing tour company, which dates back to the early 1900s. We hopped on the bus at Horseferry Road, a short distance from our hotel, and bought our tickets. Then we headed for the top deck of the bus.

London double-decker buses

Picture from bigstockphoto.com

One of the first things I noticed was that the air quality was much better than it had been when I visited London back in 2003. At that time, the diesel fumes were really strong and I was happy to get off the bus. This time, I could barely notice the fumes. It’s good to see that the air quality is so much better now.

Since I still didn’t have a camera with me, I’m posting some of the highlights of my hop on hop off bus trip from 2003.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Marble Arch

Marble Arch


St. Pauls

St. Paul’s

London Firefights

Monument to Firefights near St. Pauls










Valerie Millette and I really enjoyed out visit to St. Paul’s, but this time we opted to tour Westminster Abbey, and that is next week’s topic for Tuesday Travels.