Sunday, August 25, 2019

Hottest Day in London History!

One day in London, it was supposed to be 102 degrees - the highest temperature in their recorded history! We didn't do much that day, but had tickets to tour the Tower Bridge. On the way, we had a great view of the Tower of London that we toured the day before.

We walked onto the bridge -

Then climbed up to the dual high-level walkways.

They have put in a glass floor on one of the walkways.

Okay, Jonathan, that looks pretty scary!

We're waiting for the drawbridge to open. Right before it did, this bride and groom ran across.

There we go! Sorry for the dots. I should have gotten farther away from the glass.

A little better...

Another photo of the bizarre difference in architecture in London - very old to very new.

After the drawbridge closed, we went down to the Victorian Engine Rooms, where we saw the original bridge lifting machinery.

Then we walked over to the other side of the bridge.

We knew that the bridge would be opening again soon, and there it goes!

So what else to do when it's really hot? We decided to go to Harrod's Department Store, which we knew would be air conditioned. But Barbara and I are not big shoppers, so we had a picnic in Hyde Park, then went back to our apartment and sat in front of a fan. We survived!


  1. Darn it, blogger is back to its nuisance nonsense and once again photos are not visible. Oh well I will check back later so I can hopefully enjoy seeing what you saw. I think I will have to switch to a different blog platform, this is not the first instance of this problem in the last few months.

  2. Good thing you're not a big shopper with Harrod's prices! :c)

  3. Two decades ago I spent a lot of time in London. When it got hot or cold there was always relief at the nearest pub:))


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