July 31, 2004
London Sky

Been away for few days.

As some of you may remember, I’ve said before that the best views of London are had from the front of the upper deck of a London Bus. The next best view is from the seat of an aeroplane on the final approach of the descent into Heathrow Airport. Especially if it’s a nice clear day. Yesterday was bit cloudy - and although I had a window seat - it was on the left side of plane - and planes normally come in to land from the East - turning over the City of London - and then tracking the river in a straight line Westwards - a few clicks South of most of the river itself when over the city . This is why I always ask for a window seat on the right-hand-side of the plane - but this time I wasn’t so lucky.Thus - I had little opportunity to get much of a good view - and whatever view I had was obscured by cloud and haze.

View of London from the sky
(Hover your mouse over the numbers for some pointers to some landmarks)

(Ignore the error - the comment will still be added - I just haven’t got round to fixing the problem yet)

Posted by jag at July 31, 2004 09:11 AM

I just love sitting on the window side, especially if its not over the wing. It gives such a good bird’s eye view, otherwise unimaginable.

Posted by: sat on August 1, 2004 02:34 PM

Both sides are fun. Coming in over the Thames estuary, if you look left, on a good day you can see the entire south-east coast, from Margate to Dungesess. It’s like a map. I also lived in Whitstable for a happy year. It’s good to see it’s still there. Sitting on the right, I can look all the way up the M25 and just about see Harlow and think: I’m glad I’m not there.

Posted by: David on August 2, 2004 08:39 AM
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