Here are some of the sights we saw along the way. If you are curious as to what they are, hover over the picture with your mouse and you will see the title of the photo. You can also click on the picture to open up Flickr to see the title. I tried to look things up the best I could, but there were somethings I still have no clue as to what they were. All I know is that if I took a picture it was something caught my eye!
We found that a restaurant called Scotch Steak Houses were open so we went in for lunch. We both got the Scotch cheeseburger with chips (let me translate that for the Americans...french fries).
It came to the table and Frankie asked for mustard. They brought it and he lathered on, took a bite, and found out it was English mustard which is very spicy. I took a bite of mine and found the burger had been cooked with pieces of onions in it. I hate onions. We both ate our burgers despite the "surprises" and survived.
After eating we kept walking and the closer we go to Trafalgar Square the more stuff that was open!! If we had waited just five more minutes we could have had this!
If we had only waited! Oh well, live and learn! I continued to take pictures all along the way to Trafalgar Square. The closer we got the more people there were. We were actually very surprised by how many people were out and about. The following are pictures I took while we wandered around Trafalgar Square.
I have to make a comment about the picture above. These people were standing in a line, but the beginning of the line seemed to start at the wall. There was nothing around that seemed to require a line, especially one that started at the wall. And to top it off, it was not just one line but two! No clue.
|The real London: Red telephone booths, Caffe Nero, and Pret A Manger, on every corner!|
|Awwwhhh!!!! Little Frankie's!!!!|
People were standing by the horses to get pictures and some of them would grab the reins! You don't grab the reins of a horse that you aren't sitting on without asking unless it is an emergency! A few people would be near the horse to get a picture and they were scared to death of the horse. I am sure the horses are use to being around lots of people and have been trained, but they are still animals who could panic at anytime!
|Asian tourist throwing the peace sign....|
There was one guy guarding on foot. He would pause and tourist would run up beside him to pose for pictures. Then he would turn to go to a different spot and they people would run after him. I don't know if he was moving because he was suppose to or just to mess with the people. I know they are trained guards, but the poor guards looked really silly with their pony tail hats and it was hard not to pity them on the horses. They were in their special pretty red Christmas uniforms though.
We continued making our way back to the hotel passing the Tower of Big Ben for the final time.
|Last view of the London Eye|
We finished our walked back to hotel along the South Bank. It was so lovely and peaceful.
Crossed the Millennium Bridge one last time with the spectacular view of St. Paul's Cathedral.
Back at the hotel we mapped out our walk online and found out we had walked four miles! It was good for us. We washed all the clothes and packed for our return home in the morning. Every bag we had was stuffed to the gills and our suitcase ended up being a few kilograms over. The airline didn't charge us though. Probably because we only had one bag between the two of us. But we learned a very valuable lesson, from now one we take a bag each. This way we don't have worry about being possibly charged because we brought back more than we took over!
We had a fabulous trip to London and it is a place that we would go back to visit. There is so much to see and do! We have been talking it over and it looks like our next trip will be to Budapest Hungary this summer! We have been bitten by the travel bug and it has now infected us!
So until later, bon voyage!