South East Tour Guides have now completed their training to guide around the Olympic venues in London and what a venue to finish with – just look at that view! This picture was taken from Greenwich Observatory where the Prime Meridian of the World lies, looking down over the park to The Queen’s House, the River Thames & then over the water to the great city of London. Far to the left, with a little imagination, you can just make out the office tower affectionately known by Londoners as The Gherkin; Canary Wharf in the centre; & the O2 Centre on the extreme right.
If you have tickets for the Olympic Equestrian Events you are in for a real treat combining fantastic horsemanship with beautiful cityscapes, an unusual juxtaposition only possible in the newly named Royal Borough of Greenwich.
If you prefer your sport a little wetter but no less lively, then look out onto the Thames on Wednesday 25 July 2012 for The Arrival Parade of an entire flotilla of around 20 Tall Ships sailing in convoy into London to inaugurate the spectacular maritime event Sail Royal Greenwich 2012. The fleet will be accompanied by up to 200 smaller vessels. The Tall Ships will gather in the Thames estuary in Gravesend, Tilbury before sailing into Greenwich.
The first to arrive seen on the Thames this week under power, is Thalassa, & I’ve sneaked in a copied picture of her under sail.