The best views of London
All the guides say that the best way to arrive in Greenwich is via water taxi. Why not depart Greenwich via water taxi instead? And you’ve got to go to Greenwich. Before the London Eye was built, one of the best views of London was probably from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Plus, you can stand on the Prime Meridian, the point where East goes one way and West goes the other. You can stand at point 0, at the “centre of world time,” whatever that means. For one moment, you’ll know exactly where and when you are.
Then you can get on a water taxi and cruise down the River Thames to the London Eye for an even better view of the city. I hadn’t wanted to go on the Eye, figuring it was just a rip-off tourist trap, but our pals bribed us into going by buying us tickets. It was late in the day and there was no line — I mean, there was no queue. We hopped into a moving, uncrowded car (bubble?) and quickly realized that the Eye is a must-do. There’s just no other way to see the city like this.