We showed a couple of youngsters around London to see some of the Olympic "bits", starting with a trip down to Thames to see the Olympic Rings on Tower Bridge.
|The picture doesn't do them justice - it's actually a rather impressive statement!|
Then we travelled over the Thames on the new cable car, from the Edexcel Exhibition Centre to the O2 Arena (and back again).
After a spot of lunch, we ventured to Stratford to get a view of the main Stadium. It's sad how cut off this area is - at least one nearby train station has been closed, as has the park that runs alongside it. The stadium itself even has a moat! (which is a bit cool at least)
In Stratford we also encountered the Olympic mascots, who the girls enjoyed posing with :)
To end a long day, we trundled up alongside Horse Guards Parade (where the volleyball will be) and through part of St James Park to Buckingham Palace, right by the finishing point of the marathon.
It was a long ol' day and we were all shattered afterwards :) I think I went on a total of 11 tube/DLR trains!