From Westminister, we boarded the Big Bus and headed across the river Thames. There are many bridges spanning the river, the most famous being the drawbridge known as Tower Bridge. We passed through what was the shady underbelly of London of yesteryears, including the East End, notorious for the Whitechapel murders popularised as Jack the Ripper's ghoulish acts. We stopped at the Tower of London where we disembarked and headed for the river cruise. Cruising on the River Thames was exhilarating and the English guide recounted the stories of the mansions on both banks of the Thames. The London Eye, which happens to be a FERRIS wheel, the tallest in all Europe at 135 metres and takes 30 minutes for a complete revolution is now the supreme attraction of all London.