The key to tackling the jolly old British capital is to fuel up on caffeine and just GO…GO…GO!!!
We started off at Trafalgar Square since it was literally a stone throw away from our hotel. In the centre of this public area is the Nelson’s Column guarded by four lion statues. Climbing these lions was not an easy task, I got a few scrapes, but nothing worth crying about.
^^ It’s Joey’s hat!!!
Officially named St. Stephen’s Tower, the Big Ben is one of London’s most famous landmarks. Big Ben is actually the name given to the largest of the five bells that are inside the clock. It weighs more than 13 tons and is the one that chimes the loudest on the hour, every hour.
Located in the heart of London, this beautiful 700-year-old church sees over a million visitors a year, apart from the thousands that come to pray at the daily services. In April 2011, the much talked about royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton took their marriage vows in this beautiful church.
The official residence of the British monarch since 1837, the Buckingham Palace is also the administrative headquarters of the Queen of England. We caught the Changing of the Guard which is a colorful spectacle worth a watch. Happens every day at 11:30 a.m.
The British Museum is a great day out for anyone with an interest in National, and world history. There are miles of display cases, exhibits and artifacts. I always find the Egyptian sections, and Greek Marbles an inspiring and interesting. It’s comforting to know that these objects are well preserved and maintained for generations to come. Definitely one of the best things to do in London considering it’s FREE.
A PRETTY BALLERINA
My favorite statue in London is probably this life-size bronze statue of The Ballerina. She sits in Broad court, opposite the Opera House in Covent Garden. The Ballerina is the creation of Italian artist Enzo Mario Plazzotta and modeled after ballerina dame Ninnette De Valois. Of course, another British icon can be seen behind her in this photograph – the red phone boxes.