England: London

millennium bridge and saint paul's

Welcome to London–a delicious blend of tradition and modernity–eminently British, yet the most cosmopolitan city in Europe…

London’s not cheap, but she packs more historical and cultural interest per square meter than any place in the world… with something to satisfy every taste imaginable.

So bring your British power adapter, score a fistful of pounds, load up your electronic underground pass, mind the gap, look both ways before crossing the street, and prepare to be blown away.

And while London is bursting at the seams with iconic sights and historic landmarks, you will not appreciate her fully until you’ve discovered here secret corners and shared a moment with some of her many delightful and colorful characters.

Let’s go!

The Underground (The Tube)

Make America Great Again! (sarcasm alert!)

Westminster, Big Ben Tower

Cross Westminster Bridge and be thrilled by the distinctive chiming of Big Ben.
Westminster Bridge Terror Attack Memorial
London Eye and School Kids on Westminster Bridge
Playing the bagpipes on Westminster Bridge

Westminster Abbey

Pay homage to the pantheon of heroes interred at Westminster Abbey (including Dickens, Newton, and Darwin, to name but a few).
Crypt of Muzio Clementi

Tower Bridge

Cross Tower Bridge on foot (It’s bigger than you think!)

Tower of London

The Thames

Tate Modern Art Museum

The cavernous Tate Modern Art Museum is not to be missed.

Millennium Bridge

From the Tate Modern, cross the Millenium Bridge to Saint Paul’s.
There’s almost ways something interesting happening on and around the bridge!

Saint Paul’s Cathedral

Saint Paul’s Dome by day
View from the top of Saint Paul’s
Saint Paul’s Dome by night

Downing Street

Take a peek down highly fortified Downing Street (#10 is home of the prime minister)
Political protests are quite common nearby

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Hyde Park

Enormous Hyde Park is almost always full of fun surprises.

Street Scenes

Black Cabs
Near Trafalgar Square. Check out the crossing light design!
Look Left!

Food & Drink

Enjoy a leisurely and civilized afternoon tea.
Enjoy some Italian, Greek, French, or Polish cuisine. And be prepared to greet your hosts with a heartfelt “Good evening” in their mother tongue.

The London Eye

Ride the London Eye, slowly, smoothly, and silently four hundred forty feet above the city.

South Bank from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge


Covent Garden

Visit Covent Garden by day and be amazed by the world class street performers.

Churchill War Rooms

The Churchill War Rooms preserved exactly as they were during the war.
Thousands of push pin holes marking the battle lines as the war progressed.


Cruise the Thames to Greenwich Observatory where you can marvel at the rugged and elegant Cutty Sark…
Straddle the Prime Meridian…
and see John Harrison’s famous “Sea Watch” known as H4, the very first clock with sufficient accuracy to solve the longitude problem for trans-oceanic sailing.

British Museum

Entry to the British Museum is 100% free!
Marvel at the Parthenon Marbles, pillaged from Athens!
Moai from Easter Island

Abbey Road

See what’s happening at Abbey Road and make the famous crossing yourself!


Soak in the bustling night life and take in some world-class theater in Soho.
Picadilly Circus

Random Stuff

Shisha Bar in Paddington
Raise a pint or two with new friends at Ye Olde Chesire Cheese. Cheers!


  1. Frank, this is wonderful … such a joy to see all that you’ve posted. Thank you! What an accomplishment for you. It was such fun to visit with you recently and this website is a terrific bonus. I salute you and wish you continued happiness in your explorations. Stay safe, Mary.

    1. Hello there, Mary. Thanks so much for checking in and for the most kinds words. It was great to see you too. Thanks for not losing your wicked sense of humor! All the best to you from Frank in Rome. (BTW, I just visited the Vatican this morning, no kidding) Ciao!

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