A TOUR OF LONDON

SUNDAY 7TH MAY

This morning after an 8 o’clock Continental breakfast the three of us set out to Victoria Station to purchase Oyster Cards and then to the Underground in order to be at Covent Garden for a free Walking Tour. Erika, wearing her Tour Guide hat, had pre-booked for the English tour starting at 10 o’clock. Our Leader was David who had great historical knowledge and a dramatic bent which when combined gave an excellent presentation. He was very aware of all in the group and managed to keep us together in some very busy places, especially outside Buckingham Palace where we saw the bands leaving after the Changing of the Guard ceremony (unplanned).

At the completion of the Tour many showed their appreciation with a monetary donation and then the Slug and Lettuce was suggested for lunch. We enjoyed the break as we had been walking for 3 hours.

The morning was fine with a cloudy sky but by afternoon we had blue sky and sunshine for our visit to Kensington Palace (grounds only) in the beautiful sunken garden to which many white flowers have recently been added in memory of Diana – now referred to as The White Garden.

A Visit to Harrods was interesting but I will have to review that at another time.  Good use was made of the Oyster card as we travelled the underground and then chose double-decker bus transport for the journey back to the Hotel.  Many,many steps walked today. This was a day well-filled with London highlights and many great memories enjoyed in good company.

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