Hey again.....another day of tourist fun and trains and buses....this is called Marble Arch
Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch and London landmark. The structure was designed by John Nash in 1827 to be the state entrance to the cour d'honneur of Buckingham Palace; it stood near the site of what is today the three-bayed, central projection of the palace containing the well known balcony. In 1851 it was relocated and following the widening of Park Lane in the early 1960s is now sited, incongruently isolated, on a large traffic island at the junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane and Edgware Road
there was a sign that said "don't feed the birds"
Plenty of double decker buses here
The famous Hyde Park and is Massive.....
plenty of seats to hire
best pic I could get of this and now where near as fancy as I thought it would be....but allowed to put your hands or feet in the water
"The design aims to reflect Diana's life, water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades, swirls and bubbles before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom. The water is constantly being refreshed and is drawn from London's water table."
Plenty of geese and swans here
A glimpse of how large this park really is.....
So many paths and we were on the outskirts
Then off to Buckingham Palace we went
Out the front and the gates were open
Later they were closed
And these came buy
The Queen Victoria Memorial commemorates the death of Queen Victoria in 1901
In the distance we could see the London eye
More of the monument
And look Big Ben way over there
on the other side of the monument and you can see Queen Victoria as she faces away from the palace
We walked to see Clock tower "Big Ben" (is the name of the bell) and as you can see under reconstruction. No ringing as turned off while the work continues.
Trafalgar Square (feel like living the game Monopoly)
Another of those wonderful lions
Took this and the next 3 snaps of the square
And we walked to get a pic of "The Eye"
As we walked around snapped Ben and Parliament building
Looking down the river Thames
We then took a train to this town, only to find out we could have got off at an earlier station to go to a shop we had heard about. So a bus ride later
Outside this place and it is full of all Dr Who stuff and a little museum but no pics allowed
Except they let us take this one
and they took this one for us ☺☺
You go through the Tardis into the museum
We then went to a nice old pub down the road with neat looking ceiling
and nice old carpet and a relaxing drink.
We walked heaps this day and had loads of fun