A week in London and it was not enough.

By Mike Aux-Tinee.

I love to travel and had the chance to visit London England two years ago. It never fails,  there is always more things to do and see than there is time. We landed at Heathrow airport on Saturday and took the rest of that day to get settled.

On Sunday it was off to Greenwich to see the Queen’s House:

The National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. Admission to all three are free and you should take advantage of as many of the free options as possible. London can be very expensive.

On Monday, we headed off to see Windsor Castle. It’s about an hour and change train ride from London and then once at the train station in Windsor, it’s about a ten to fifteen minute walk to the castle, more of course if you stop to take photos!

This is a view of the country side surrounding Windsor Castle. It is so beautiful, it was not difficult to set up the camera and take some amazing photos!

On Tuesday, it was a day trip around London. We were able to get front row spots to catch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace.

Yes, the policeman on the horse is pointing at me to get out of the way. And yes, they mean it too. This is the band that precedes the guards.

Each and every one are active duty soldiers in the English Army.

It is quote a spectacle and their lengthy walk ends up at Buckingham Palace. Where they will go through and take the place of the guards on duty. The crowds gather hours before to be able to see and take photos.

Here is a different view of Big Ben with the London Eye peaking over the buildings.

Then it was onto the Tower of London. This is where the crown jewels are kept. We were not allowed to take photos. It is definitely worth the time and entrance fee to see them.   

Of course, right next to the Tower of London, is the Tower Bridge.

We ended the tour with a boat ride up the Thames River and were let off near the London Eye.It was a very nice day trip around London. If you are able to visit London, there is so much to do you cannot go wrong picking these or so many other things to see and do!

Wednesday was very uneventful… laundry day and checking out the town of Islington where we were staying.

On Thursday, it was back to London and this time we had Piccadilly Circus and Green Park on the agenda.

Green Park is next to Buckingham Palace. Getting off the tube at Piccadilly Circus, you can easily walk down to Green Park.

I really liked Green Park. For a very busy city, it’s a very quiet place. During the summer, there are deck chairs you can rent and log in some R&R!

Friday was a R&R day and to pack to leave. We left early on Saturday morning. One tip, if you take the tube/Underground, carry change so you can recharge your pass. The machines would not take paper currency! We almost did not make it to the airport!

I do love England and hope that I am able to go back. If you have any photos or tips you would like to share, please do!

Peace Dudes!


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