Tag Archives: England

Change of Guard

Today we went to Buckingham  Palace to see the change of the guard, us and about 1000 other people with nothing better to do on a beautiful spring day.  The whole ceremony is quite long, with much fanfare and massive crowds and not a lot to see.  It seems there is not one place that […]

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Natural History Museum

To your average creationist this place is hell and Darwin is the devil, to the rest of inquiriting  minds this is a place of amazement and wonder.  The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology.  Each exhibit hall is more splendid the the […]

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British Museum

It appears that whatever the French have  found first or did not lose  in war is at the Louvre in Paris, the rest of the world’s treasures are in London at the The British Museum.  The Rosetta Stone, the oldest chess set, the Portland Vase the precursor to Wedgwood China, The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Colossal red granite statue […]

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London Eye

We woke up to a spectacular spring day in London.  It is the sort of day you wish you were going on the London Eye simply to see the entire city with beautiful blue sky and some white clouds.  That is exactly how we started our day today.   First thing after breakfast we set […]

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Harry Potter Sets

The first part of the tour is on the sound stage where the Great Hall scenes were shot as well as some of the other iconic sets from the movie, such as the Boys, Dormitory, Gryffindor Common Room, Potions Room, the Burrow, Hagrid’s hut, Umbridge’s Office, the Dumbledore’s Office, the Ministry of Magic etc..  It all […]

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Harry Potter

This adventure took about 4 or 5 hours to get through but as Boris said, it was the best day of his life.  Harry Potter Studios just outside London are well worth the time and the money for any Harry Potter fan.   Even before you enter the studios, you are immediately impressed by the […]

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Tower of London

Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.  This building used to serve as a royal residence, the Treasure for the Royal Jewels,  a defence building and a prison.  There has been more blood […]

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Modern Touch

First thing on our agenda today was to see the Tower Bridge and the area around it.  We stopped by the City Hall and a bit of modern London before heading for the iconic bridge. There are some really stunning buildings here, all made of glass and steel, which provides a great contract to the […]

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Until the 17th century the street was known as Portugal Street.  Piccadilly is a  famous road in London, running from Hyde Park Corner in the west to  in the east. It is completely within the City of Westminster and it is one of the widest and straightest streets in central London, and it is always busy.  

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St James’s Park

We wondered towards Piccadilly and took a shortcut across St. James’s Park where there seems to be hundreds of thousands of spring flowers and hundreds of birds of all shapes and sizes.  Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit St James’s Park, the oldest of the capital’s eight Royal Parks.  

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