The Eye and Ace Cafe
23.08.2013 - 23.08.2013
We spent yesterday walking around London just having a look around (and attending to some personal maintenance).
Today it was time to be a real Tourist so first stop was the London Eye. It is referred to as a Ferris Wheel but in fact the capsules are enclosed and climate controlled, they are also fixed to the outside of the wheel structure and are fully motorised. The London Eye is actually the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel. ( I read that in the brochure- sounded good to me !)
When we finished our ride we walked across the Westminster Bridge, visiting the Battle of Britain war memorial.
Missing our bikes now, so every bike we see, incuding Motorcycle cops are a photo opportunity :-
We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering around the Monopoly board - ie : Picadilly, Mayfair, Oxford, The Strand.
This evening we decided to visit the famous Ace Cafe out in Stonebridge Park where Friday night is Bikers night, bikes were coming and going the whole time we were there.
There was a Royal Enfield which had just arrived from India (2 up with all this gear on board).
And amazingly still on the original tyres from when they left home.
The Ace Cafe is an experience we thoroughly enjoyed, also meeting the owner Mike who had quite a few stories to tell.