We didn't go straight there, we first had to drop of some post cards. Luckily, there was a mail drop box right outside of our hotel. We didn't have to hunt for one!
We didn't find the place that the man we talked to the night before mentioned for breakfast. We did however find a place to eat. I couldn't even tell you the name or really where it was. I know it was near the hotel, but that is about it. It wasn't the best, but then again it wasn't the worst either.
|I had a cheese omelet that came with fries. It was a little early in the day for fries for me, |
so I just ate the omelet. The color is a little off because Frankie wouldn't let me use the flash!
After eating we walked down Fleet street a little ways to St. Bride's Church. It is believed that the spire on the church is the inspiration for tiered wedding cakes. We couldn't go in because they were preparing for a Christmas song service. But we were able to walk around the small courtyard.
|My artistic shot of St. Bride's Church|
Continuing on our way to Buckingham Palace, we passed Shoe Lane.
There were other roads with names like, Milk Street, Bread Street, Honey Lane, Poultry and even a Pudding Lane. Back when there were only markets and no grocery stores if you wanted milk or bread you would go to that area to purchase them. I really wanted to get a picture of Pudding Lane (which wasn't where you went to buy pudding and I will leave it at that), but it just never worked out where we were near it. At least I got Shoe Lane!
|Seen on our way to Buckingham Palace - Older Red Double Decker Bus|
|Texas Embassy Restaurant and Red Phone Booth|
We knew we were getting closer when we got here. This is the entrance to the road that leads to Buckingham Palace. It looks more like it belongs in Rome than London. This road is called The Mall.
Not far from Buckingham Palace is the residence of Prince Charles called Clarence House. The video above shows one of the guards that stands outside of his gate.
|Queen Victoria Monument outside of Buckingham Palace which is in the background.|
|Buckingham Palace behind the fence.|
|Gate a Buckingham Palace|
|Guard at Buckingham Palace seen through the fence. Another artistic shot!|
Only a small part of the changing of the guards.
|The Queen Victoria Memorial|
|But what is that on the orb she is holding?|
|It's a wee little man! Where did he come from??|
We left Buckingham Palace and headed to British Museum and British Library. I am going to save those for a new post since this one has already gotten so long.
So long! (Get it! I just repeated it for a different meaning....I rolled my eyes too, don't feel bad if you did!)