Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Second Day In The City

Despite the disappointment of not being able to visit Hatfield House there were still plenty of old buildings to look at. We decided to train into the city and do a walking tour. Fortunately we had enough time to walk up Oxford St again for Leigh to buy some clothes suitable for Barcelona and Penang. I don't enjoy shopping in a crowd.

We then met our tour guide outside Westminster Underground and began our tour in the shadow of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

We then trundled past the House of Lords.

We then visited Westminster Abby.

We then strolled around St James Park where we could view Windsor Castle at the far end and then finished our tour as the Queen's Horses were doing their daily dismount for offending Victoria a few years ago.

We then walked over the Hungerford Bridge for a quick snack before heading home for, most probably, an early night as we have a big day on the briney tomorrow.

1 comment:

Ariadne aka Marilyn said...

I loved St James' Park. Great view to the lovely spires & towers from there.