London Travelogue …
Give me a chance to begin by saying that I was so charmingly amazed with the amount we each delighted in London. Neither had been to London before even with our consolidate numerous outings to Europe throughout the years. Possibly it’s a touch of oblivious. Yankee patriotism that has kept me from needing to investigate the UK all the more, perhaps it’s the familiar aphorism that the nourishment isn’t great (which we found couldn’t be more opposite), or maybe it was the supposed terrible, dark climate that has deflected us previously.
Whatever it was, it was our misfortune to have gone for the duration of our lives having never gone by. We are so happy we began our excursion this late spring in London. It was the ideal starting to our European tour and a dazzling new city for us to investigate.
From The Strand we stroll to Trafalgar Square. We see the extensive Admiral Nelson statue from far away. It’s swarmed, numerous children are playing in the water of the wellspring. Pleasant, yet the chlorinated water gets every one of us wet, so we stroll around the square and after that take a transport to Piccadilly Circus. We have a beverage in the comfortable, swarmed bar of the Regent Palace Hotel.
From the stairs we have an incredible perspective of the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. The red Beefeaters who watch the royal gems in the Tower of London have abandoned, it’s after 7 PM. We stroll along Traitors’ Gate.
By the time it gets dim and we appreciate the neon signs at Piccadilly Circus. The moving Coca Cola promotions are enjoyable. It’s exceptionally swarmed and youths and visitors sit underneath the Eros statue talking and watching individuals. The Tower Bridge was inherent Victorian style. It opens for vast boats. On the upper deck is a show about the development of the extension.
Through this door convicts were taken to jail by vessel on the Thames. The Tower of London used to be a jail. Not only the Beefeaters have left; the seven ravens who live here don’t show themselves either. As per legend the British government will fall when the ravens take off. In our travel guide we read that their wings are cut on one side, so they can’t take off.
Outside we take the tram to Marble Arch where we first have a nibble and after that stroll to Speakers Corner to listen to what individuals need to say. There’s a gigantic group. A few gatherings are remaining around maybe a couple speakers who are venting their feelings. It’s for the most part about religion and bigotry and everything that is being said is amazing.
In Oxford Street we take bus #12 to Westminster for a visit to London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the Westminster Abbey .Unfortunately it’s overcast today, so we skip the giant Ferris wheel, the London Eye. It looks like an enormous bicycle wheel with spokes, and it moves tantalizingly slow. On our way to London we had a great view from the airplane of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
luckily we were able to find a place in front of Buckingham Palace. It’s too crowded and when you try to cross the street, a bobby whistles and you have to go back. We attended the large part of the ceremony.
The horses we just saw at the Horse Guard Parade gallop by and that’s it. The changing of the guards in front of the palace takes 40 minutes, but we’ve seen enough. if The Union Jack is not waving, so Queen Elizabeth II is not home. We walk to Trafalgar Square via St. James park and enjoy the quiet.