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