Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The Amazing South Bank

Our Merlin Cards finish this week so I am making the most of them why we can.  As I never tire of the view from the London Eye that is where I headed with my daughter Katrina yesterday. Merlin cards can be an economical way of seeing the sights if you go to London regularly. It costs £17.50 to go on the London Eye for one person. The Aquarium and Eye costs £35. A Merlin Card when on offer can cost £85 and can be used all year. Use as often as you like and also you get into Theme Parks, Legoland etc. I am not sponsored by Merlin I just find having a card economical.   

London Eye

The queues for the eye can be quite long so I try to go late afternoon when it doesn`t seems quite so busy.

Big Ben and HOP

Who can resist the Carousel

The South Bank always has something going on with buskers fairground rides and entertainers to keep the crowds happy.

Busker on the Bridge

Taking a packed lunch and buying a cheap all day travel card and London is ours for the day. It is on our doorstep  really just thirty minutes by train aren`t we lucky. When we moved from Southport Merseyside ten years ago I thought I would never settle in the South. I missed the beach and the people. Now I can`t imagine not living close to London.

Leicester Square

Then it was off to Bella Italia for dinner with our Tesco vouchers before the theatre with our £15.00 tickets.  I buy most of my theatre tickets from the theatre saga site as I find you get better seats than lastminute.com. No you do not have to be old to buy tickets from the saga site if that's what you are thinking. We went to see Mama Mia in Leicester Square which is a brilliant funny musical. As a frugal tourist you can see a lot in London.

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