Our trip begins on August 5th with an overnight United Airlines flight from San Francisco
International Airport to London's Heathrow. We had already been advised that our flight
would be departing two hours late, at 9:15 pm instead of 7:15. When we first arrived at our
gate our aircraft hadn't even arrived yet. As you see here, another flight was just leaving.
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We went and had a snack at a nearby restaurant to hold us over until dinner on the plane. It was a nice clear evening, but the fog was beginning to roll in over the hills. This is our Boeing 777 arriving at the gate. Crews immediately began cleaning and servicing the aircraft. At 9:05 the aircraft was ready for boarding.  Our flight finally left the gate at 9:35 pm.
Saturday, August 6 -- We arrived at Heathrow at 3:30 pm, went through Customs and - Immigration with no problem and then caught the Piccadilly underground line into London. We're on the train. We had to change lines at the Hammersmith station. We've reached our destination at Westminster station. As we leave the station, we find Big Ben right across the street!
We walked across the Westminster Bridge over the Thames River to our hotel, - which you see in the distance.  It sure was crowded on the bridge! Here we are mid-span with a view of the London Eye on the south bank of the river. We arrive at our hotel, the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge. We wandered around the south bank of the Thames Saturday evening. - Here's a close up view of the huge London Eye ferris wheel. The water spray in this fountain changes frequently allowing people to run inside the walls of water.

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