Last Sunday we visited the London Boat Show with Monkey. He loved it, in fact he was in heaven really. We’d had a lovely time looking at all sorts of marine craft, most of course, that we could never afford in a million years! To end the day we decided to explore Victoria Docks a little before the rain set in. Boats and Planes, and a very happy Monkey.
The Boat Show was held at Excel London, right in the heart of Docklands, along Victoria Docks. There has been much regeneration there over the last 15 years, especially with the London Olympics too. It’s an area we’ve not explored before.
The Royal Victoria Dock Bridge was calling.
So off we went ….
The Royal Victoria Docks Bridge is right by Excel and we’d been looking at it when we visited the outside exhibits at the Boat Show. There is something else very close to Excel – London City Airport. Boats AND Planes! All in one day. We’d seen planes fly overhead, but even I didn’t realise just how close we were to the airport.
We walked to the top of the bridge and we could see the London City Airport Runway, right in front of us. Our view was of boats and planes. Monkey was not for moving!
We spent ages looking at the planes taking off and landing, it is a far busier little airport than we thought. We watched the people walking around the outside of the boat show, we pointed out the London city landmarks, the O2 and the Emirates Air Line. We decided to walk down to the cable car station, just to watch the cable cars going round and round.
Monkey was fascinated, but we decided to save a trip for another time, when he’s a bit older. He’s got a lot braver these last few months, but I’m really not sure that he’s ready for cable cars just yet.
Boats and Planes wore my little Monkey out!
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