A delicious blend of tradition and modernity, London is a living lesson in the virtues of diversity… eminently British, yet at the same time the most cosmopolitan city in Europe. And while London is bursting at the seams with blockbuster sights and historical landmarks, you will not appreciate her fully until you’ve shared a laugh or a pint with some of her many delightful and colorful characters. Cheers!
Second order of business… Buy a five day pass for the Underground…
First order of business… score some British Pounds!
Don’t forget your British power adapter!
also known affectionately as “The Tube”…
And I discovered more than pirogies at this Polish restaurant.
Climb the dome for sweeping views of the city…
But, as you can see from my bill, London ain’t cheap.
Saint Paul’s Cathedral
The Parthenon Marbles (from the Acropolis in Athens)
Winged Lion from Persia
Don’t be afraid to say thank you in Polish: “Dziękuję” (jenkoo-yeah)
Cruise on The Thames…
The British Museum
The Rosetta Stone (pilfered or preserved?)
Greenwich, the final resting place of the Cutty Sark
Tower of London
Fish and chips with a pint of English ale is a staple.
Greenwich Observatory, straddling the Prime Meridian
Millennium Bridge, linking the Tate Modern with Saint Paul’s Cathedral
Hyde Park is always teeming with life…
Moai from Easter Island
Tower Bridge, not to be confused with the much simpler London Bridge
The Polish owners and their delicious food are the real deal.
Notables interred here: Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, David Livingstone.
Be prepared to greet your Italian hosts with a heartfelt “Buona sera” and “Grazie”!
World-class street entertainers make Covent Garden a must-visit!
Elizabeth Tower (Hearing Big Ben chime in person is quite a thrill!)
John Harrison’s famous “Sea Watch”, also known as H4. This is the very first clock with sufficient accuracy (~3 seconds per day) to solve the longitude problem for world-wide ocean navigators.
Churchill War Rooms… nerve center.
Let the London Eye…
“We are all worms. But I do believe that I am a glow-worm.” — Winston Churchill
A tribute to the victims of the devastating 2011 Japanese Tsunami…
Tate Modern Art Museum
rotate you smoothly and silently…
and silently four hundred forty feet above the London skyline…
WWI battle maps (look closer to see pin holes from former lines)
Downing Street, #10 is home of the prime minister.
Soho… Night life, all you want…
Thanks for visiting… Cheers!
Hoist a few pints with your mates at Ye Olde Chesire Cheese… Cheers!
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