*day 1 of actual sight-seeing...
The night before, we marked all the possible tourist attractions, that had at least 3 stars out of 5 on a map that my Sister bought at the airport.When all these points were marked on the map it turned out that they formed little "groups", and it was easy to plan the day.
The plan was: Victoria Station - to double-check where our bus leaves etc, Buckingham Palace, St.James' Park, Trafalgar Square and The London Eye....
What we actually did: Victoria, Buckingham Palace, St. James' Park, National Gallery, Trafalgar Sq, London Eye, Sea Life, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Regent's Street - Oxford Street
At the Buckingham Palace we ended up in the middle of everything - we didn't actually expect to stumble upon the change of Guards.
If you wish to see the whole ceremony, then plan to be there about 11am to get a good spot.
Then we walked down The Mall (we strolled into the Park too) heading towards the Ministry of Defence Building, with a statue of Yuri Gagarin nearby.
Next: Trafalgar Square, The Olympics Countdown Clock, and the National Gallery
|That's me looking up at the Nelson's Column|
After about an hour or two inside the National Gallery, we moved on to The London Eye, passing Embankment Place, over The Hungerford Bridge.
We bought combined tickets to The London Eye, Sea Life London Aquarium and Madame Tussauds for the total price of £48. Tickets can also be obtained online, and you need to watch for special discounts to catch a bargain.
I actually have a lot more pictures, enough to create a-pic-a-day blog event, and I wish I could share ALL of them (all taken by my Sister). At the end of my Blog Journey through London I will share all the photographs, somewhere else, other than Facebook.
@To read more about the Change of Guard ceremony - click here and for another website with schedules and times - read here
@Sea Life has it's own facebook page, with many great pictures :) Enjoy here!
@To check out the Apple Shop, Regent Street - click here
@Definitely buy tickets online if you can, and I recommend combined tickets
@Next time, I hope to visit Ripley's The Believe It or Not London Attraction located right outside the Piccadilly Circus Station.
@Comfortable sport's shoes are a MUST!
Next "Day 3 in London" coming up on March 18th.
Anything else I missed in the area? Any tips, ticket advice?
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