We hope that you have had a good week.
Saturday 23rd found us in London again. We did quite a bit of walking and saw many different attractions. We arrived next to the Tower of London, also known as The White Tower, and immediately proceeded to find our way to the nearest pier to board the boat/ship that would ferry us to Westminster (This is where Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are located.).
The following are some images and video of that:
And then we got on the boat/ship:
We got off the boat at Westminster, which is where Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament can be found:
We crossed the bridge to get to The London Eye, also called The Millennium Wheel. We were met with music:
Waiting to get on the Eye:
The following video was taken once we boarded the Eye. This is our capsule:
More footage as we flew the Eye:
Waiting for some of our group who went into the Eye's gift shop:
We left the London Eye and walked past 10 Downing Street, the residence of the prime minister of Great Britain:
We carried on walking and arrived at Horse Guard's Parade. And, of course, there were horsemen on guard:
After having a brief lunch at Saint James's park, we got on The Mall and walked up to the queen's home in London, Buckingham Palace:
We left Buckingham Palace behind and walked to Trafalgar Square where we visited The National Gallery.
This is a view of the square as we exited the art museum. Can you see some of the calypso-wearing Bradford students?
As we left Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery, we headed towards Leicester Square. You can see how busy it is on a Saturday afternoon. People from all over the world visit this area of town.
We then walked to Covent Garden. Street artists are always present at Covent Garden, and this day was no exception:
And then it was time to go home to Grosvenor Hall in Ashford.
Boy, were we tired from all that walking!