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