On Wednesday, my mother and I had booked a tour with Spoke and Motion – London Bike Tours for a unique view of Greenwich in east London. We started in Bermondsey, headed east along the Thames, stayed on the south side of the river past the Isle of Dogs and finally north again as the river turned to bring us into Greenwich, the home of Greenwich Mean Time (the place where all time is made! Or something like that… I was too distracted by the amazing view to pay much attention to what 0.0.0 latitude meant exactly) where we spent a wonderful afternoon before biking back to our start point.
Here, in photo review, is our bike trip to and through Greenwich:
Start of the bike trip at the Old Justice pub which, surprisingly enough, is also a secret Korean restaurant.
Mom and our bikes as we begin our bike journey east. The Gherkin, Tower Bridge and City of London in the distance.
Mom and me at Greenwich, inside what is now a college but used to be a palace, then later a navy hospital. We're standing in front of what was designed to be the dining hall.
Inside the dining hall was the most surprising and impressive paintings and ceiling designs - it was an absolutely stunning room!
Mom in front of the Greenwich Maritime Museum - isnt she lovely?
Where time is made? I certainly could use a bit more myself... we're at the Greenwich Royal Observatory which also has an incredible view of London and Canary Wharf
A view of Greenwich and Canary Wharf from the Royal Observatory
Our trusty Brompton bikes at the end of our tour - while we sit with a well-deserved cider in the afternoon sun. What a great day!