Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837. It evolved from a town house that was owned from the beginning of the eighteenth century by the Dukes of Buckingham. Today it is The Queen’s official residence, with 775 rooms.
Victoria Embankment Garden, Whitehall Garden
The Clock Tower is the world’s largest four-faced, chiming clock. The structure is situated at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament building in Westminster, London. It is often referred to as “Big Ben” — which is actually the main bell housed within the Clock Tower.
The London Eye
Also known as the Millennium Wheel stands 135 metres above London, the London Eye is the world’s tallest (at point of errection) observation wheel, with 40km panoramic views on a clear day.
A view of the London Eye from the park…
A square in the heart of London that commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars. The original name was to have been “King William the Fourth’s Square”, but George Ledwell Taylor suggested the name “Trafalgar Square”.
The National Gallery
It houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free.
Entrance to Hyde Park…
The Duke of York – typical English pub :)
The Diana Memorial Walk
The path winds its way in a figure-of-eight through four of London’s Royal parks. Marked by 90 handsome circular plaques set into the walkways, the $1.9 million Walk is seven miles long and has been described in the British press as “one of the most magnificent urban parkland walks in the world”.
A view of St. James Park which is part of the Diana Memorial Walk
Look at the size of those pelicans! It’s the first time I’ve seen pelicans up close…
There were other birds there as well, like swans and ducks…
Squirrels scurry around and are not particularly afraid of humans
and who would have thought we’d see cherry blossoms!