Monday, 5 August 2013

London Calling: Part 2

Horse Guards leads straight onto St James's Park, a tranquil area with green grass & a lake with ducks and geese, where for a moment you forget you're in a busy city. 

By now we were needing a sit down and a bite to eat. So we brought an ice cream and sat ourselves on a deck chair for five minutes. Yes you heard me right a deck chair, there were deck chairs scattered throughout the park for tired tourists like us, how very British! 

Feeling slightly refreshed we set out onto the Mall where instead of the usual busy traffic we were greeted by hundreds of cyclists as some of the streets were closed for a Free Ride to encourage people to get on their bikes. It was so nice to see cyclists of all abilities taking part including young children on their BMX's doing their best Mark Cavendish impression, sprinting for the line! 

It was then a short walk down to see Her Maj for a cuppa tea at the Palace! Unfortionetly she forgot we were coming and had gone on her hols to Scotland so we had to stand at the gates with everyone else! 

After this we made our way through Green Park to the tube to go to Liberty! 

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a fantastic couple of days! We have been living here 11 years now and I have only been to London once and it was a rush for 3 hours for a friends birthday high tea and then rush back out again, so I didn't get to see any of it! Loving all your photos! :)