We started at Covent Garden and then hopped on the Thames Clipper river boat to make our way down to Greenwich Pier and back. Very relaxing and a great way to enjoy all the sights of London including Shakepeare's Globe Theatre ..
By the time we had got back and had dinner, it was time to get ready and go off to see the Cirque du Soleil once again at the Royal Albert Hall.
What a magnificent building that is! No matter how many times I see it, it never fails to impress.
And the show itself was just breathtaking. Unbelievable!
The following day, after a lie-in (what a luxury!) and a very leisurely breakfast we went to see Joe at Borough Market and then strolled along the road to go up The Shard. I seem to spend rather a lot of time looking up at it, so I figured that it was time to start looking down!
And, what can I say? Utterly amazing! The view from the top is just fantastic and we spent a couple of hours picking out landmarks and watching the world go by hundreds of feet below us.
We treated ourselves to a hot mulled cider at the top level ..
Tweeted a picture of Borough Market from above ..
And generally just admired the view!
On our way back to Borough, we made a little detour to a small green area which lies on the corner of one of the busy roads. Set back a little from the road, this place is known as Cross Bones Garden. Well documented throughout history, it was a graveyard for the 'outcast dead'. A paupers graveyard. In fact, it is also known as the 'prostitute's graveyard'.
Set amidst the bustle of busy South London streets, this garden is very peaceful and has a strange poignant quality about it. There is just a small pyramid and a shrine erected to remember the many hundreds of people buried in this place:
It is only open at certain times, but the gates are absolutely covered in messages and ribbons ..