I go there often and just enjoy watching the hustle and bustle of the tourists and soaking up the atmosphere!
Even though I’ve lived in London for better part of 20 years, there was a point a few years back when I was there and I realised that I’ve never ever climbed onto the lions!
It’s a massive tourist attraction and people come from all over the world to climb them and take pictures with their friends and family!
So I tried to climb and I realised it was a bit harder than it looked. I’m a heavy chap and there was no way my friend could’ve given me a leg-up. Besides, I was determined to find a way to do it by myself and after several bruised knees and a battered ego, I finally succeeded!
I found the technique that meant I could do it, at any time, by myself! It was a tough journey, there were moments I wanted to forget, like the one below were it looked like I was humping the poor lion.
After several hours of therapy, the lion agreed to let me try again! I then realised that with a run up and using it’s tail to spring off, I could get enough grip and leverage to pull myself up. So, if you don’t have help, take a run up, and use the tail as the first step. Then the second step up the lions backside should give you enough grip to pull yourself up.
Voila! You’ll be at the top of the lions! It’s a great feeling when you finally make it up, kind of like climbing Mt Everest, only not so high.
Once you’re up you can help others up and just sit back and enjoy the great view!
Are you planning on coming to London? If so let me know. Go and visit the lions and I may even come and join you.
A huge thanks to Pilgab for the great photo!