On Monday we set off early with the intention of going straight into London. But after a few hours travelling we met a couple of boats coming in the opposite direction who said "don't bother we tried and you can't get into Paddington Basin as it is full and they are turning boats away".
Paddington is the safest place to stop in the capital as it has cameras everywhere and security guards on patrol.
So instead of wasting several more hours travelling we stopped at Cowley park for a couple of nights.
We were in two minds whether to bother with London or not. Neither of us had been there before except for going to Wembley stadium 25 years ago and Heathrow airport 7 years ago. But after a great deal of discussion we agreed we would get up at 04.30 on Wednesday morning and just go for it.
As the dogs had been in the boat for so long we decided to head straight for Hyde park which was only a 15 minute walk away.
We later found out that apparently a new royal baby is about to be born in the next few days and this is the wing in St Mary's where Kate will give birth . This is the same place that Princess Di gave birth to princes William and Harry.
So far we have found London to be a very busy and noisy place as you would expect it to be and also a bit of an eye opener for us country bumkins from Devon. We are not sure how long we will stay but look forward to having a look around London.