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Amy is allowing us one more Five on Friday before the summer hols so do dash over to her blog to see what else is going on.
Off we go then! To London for a quick touristy look.
1. The Lord Mayor's Coach - The Museum of London
Ordered in 1757 by a banker who knew he would be the next Lord Mayor, this coach is used in the annual Lord Mayor's Show. A new Lord Mayor is elected in the City every year and the coach is used to convey him from Guildhall to the Courts of Justice where he swears allegiance to the Crown. It has undergone lots of restoration since then and is covered in over 100 layers of paint!
2. View over the Thames to the London Eye
Apparantly the London Eye can carry 800 people at a time, you can see 40km in each direction and it travels at twice the speed of a sprinting tortoise.
3. St Pauls Cathedral and Millennium Bridge
The photo was taken from the Tate Gallery during a thunderstorm. Famous for being a bit wobbly, when the bridge was opened an extra £5 million had to be spent fitting 91 dampers to stop the oscillations on the bridge.
4. The O2 Arena and the Emirates Air Line
Should you feel the need, you can climb up The O2 and there is a wonderful view. You are not supposed to bounce along the walkway as there is a ripple effect which can unsettle others following! The Emirates Air Line also adds as air of excitement.
5. View from Waterloo Bridge towards St. Pauls and the Gherkin
It's always a joy to cross the bridge with new buildings popping up all the time to add to the skyline.
Have a good holiday Five on Fridayers, see you in September.
Bye for now!