It wasn't a terribly packed day (much different to the flow of this entire trip), as we joined a local tour in the morning for a brief trip to some of the local sites around London. We managed to see memorials, statues, and pieces of art representing much of England's history and other countries and popular world leaders as well. I was surprised to see the Brits have huge statues and plaques in some of their squares for Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nelson Mandella, and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Classy and respectable move by the Brits for sure.
We also managed to see Buckingham Palace, witnessed the official changing of the guards ceremony/routine, snapped pictures of Big Ben, and many of the government and parliament buildings, one which happens to be the location where Prince Charles will officially become King.
For the rest of the day, as the tag team partner and I usually do, we wondered, and wondered, and wondered around London taking in places such as Kensington Palace, Notting Hill, and other various neighborhoods and shops. Again, just taking in the culture and vibe of the city.
Oh, before I wrap up this post, if you're in to cars, London is a great place for you. Your neck will be on a swivel as Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, and other various expensive, or even some awesome custom cars, will routinely whip around the city. I still can't believe it.
Here are some photos from today. Please click to enlarge.
Tomorrow, we're off to downtown London in our last day in England, and on vacation.