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1.26.2007

Day 57: Taking London By Storm


Start: London, ENG
End: London, ENG
Miles Driven: 0 (10850.9 total)

Our day in London was jam-packed with attractions. We started off with a visit to Buckingham Palace, and to our delight, we had arrived 15 minutes before the Changing of the Guard! It was like nothing we had ever seen.

Walking through St. James Park and by 10 Downing Street (the Prime Minister's residence), we arrived at the House of Parliament. Not only did we see the beautiful interior halls of the historical building , but we were permitted t
o watch the proceedings in both the House of Commons and House of Lords.

Westminster Abbey is just across the way and touring the historical church is an
amazing experience. Many former kings and queens are buried there, and almost all have been coronated there.

We finished the day with stops by St. Paul's Church, Trafalgar Square, and the National Gallery of Art before an evening of pub-hopping.

1 comment:

Evan said...

"The Monument" commerorates the "Great Fire Of London" that started in 1666 and burned for three days destroying the homes of nearly 90 percent of the city's population and St. Paul's Cathedral. Oddly enough however, only 16 people were known to have died. 1666 was a bad year for London in general, because earlier that year the plague had come to the city.

To learn more about the Great Fire and London history, contact you local British Historian. ie: ME!!