Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hop on Hop off Bus Tour In London!!

The Horse Guards building...

Oh the horse was getting close!!
Brianna saw the sign that read, these horses MAY bite and she stayed further back!!!
BIG BEN is attached to the  Parliament building

Parliament Building with the Union Jack flying around!!
Big Ben with the London Eye in the back ground, originally the London Eye(the large Ferris wheel) was meant to stay up for 5 years to celebrate the new Millennium, but proved to be such a huge tourist attraction, it has stayed!!
 Piccadilly Circus is London's Theatre district, the Prince of Wales theatre is home to Mama Mia!!!

Trafalgar Square.....the countdown to the summer Olympic Games is here!!!
St. James Palace...
Wellington Arch....
The Queen Mother Gates, officially known as Queen Elizabeth Gate.
Marble Arch...
The Dorchester Hotel in London....made famous for hosting ALL of Elizabeth Taylor's Honeymoons!!

St. Paul's Cathedral, this is where Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer became Man and Wife....she chose this over Westminster Abbey as this is the People's Cathedral.

Tower Bridge...the most famous bridge in the United Kingdom....perhaps the world!!
Driving over Tower Bridge!!
In the famous Red Phone booth!!Saw these Everywhere!!!!
My darling niece Brianna!!
I LOVED the warnings on all the crosswalks!!!As they do drive on the opposite side of the road then Most other they have to warn you to LOOK the opposite way.......SO FUNNY!!!
THE GORING HOTEL, this is where the Middleton family, including Kate stayed the night before her wedding. (I found this pic online)
The pic I got out the bus was raining again, so I had to move down below!!
I Love the Unique Taxis in London!!!
This is the gate that Queen Elizabeth's enters when she comes to Parliament.
This is the United States version of the Capitol Building....that is why there is a barricade.
The entrance for other vehicles.Including this Older model Taxi pictured below!!
The building of MI6, London's version of the FBI..for all you James Bond Fans!!

By now, I was starving, Jordan and Brianna went to look for Harry Potter sights, so I decided to visit a very proper English Pub for lunch....what better one then one named after Sherlock Holmes..the fictional character of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I ordered up a Pint of Ale!!!And Shepherd's Pie or here it was called Cottage Pie!!!On this cold damp day, it was delicious!!!

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