London September 2019

Weren’t we lucky with the weather, going to London on perhaps the last of the fine weather in September.
Polesden Lacey tempted us to linger longer with deck chairs set out on rolling lawns with fine views. We dragged ourselves away as we had a theatre comedy to see that evening. No-one knew quite what to expect with “The Play that Went Wrong”, but most of us found the fast moving and often daring slapstick amusing. You had to admire the timing and rehearsal that must have been needed when large pieces of scenery kept falling apart around the actors.
Our second day started at the Tower of London, for some of us a first trip, and even for those who had been before, we all agreed that the displays were beautifully done.
From the Millennium Pier just outside the Tower we were guided onto our Thames cruise to go to Greenwich – somewhat puzzled we found ourselves going upstream rather than down! However, most of us sat on the top deck and the sun was shining. The best way to view the London landmarks must be from the water and what a leisurely way to do it.
Eventually we did get to Greenwich. It was a little unfortunate that the time allowed for our visit to Greenwich was shortened due to the length of our ‘cruise’ but we’re a tolerant bunch in Wells U3A. Everyone was tired and quite glad to get back into our coach for the homeward journey.