30.5.11

Sight seeing in London....

What better way to entertain the the girl, the boy and mess maker during half term then a trip to London, the long walk would wear them out and they might learn a thing or two (I normally do)....

View of Big Ben from Buckingham Palace 

All interesting Information from Wikipedia....

'Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and is generally extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower as well. It is the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third-tallest free-standing clock tower in the world.'


Buckingham Palace 



'Buckingham Palace is the London home and primary residence of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis.'

Westminster Abbey 
(such a beautiful building)

'The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, popularly known as Westminster Abbey, is a large, mainly Gothic church, in Westminster, London, England, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English, later British and later still (and currently) monarchs of the Commonwealth realms.' 

More of Westminster Abbey....


(I completely fell in love with this door)


Jewel Tower
(Jewel Tower with a name like that how can I resist?)

'The Jewel Tower in London is one of only two surviving sections of the medieval royal Palace of Westminster, the other being Westminster Hall. It was built in approximately 1365 to house the treasures of Edward III and its alternative name was the "King's Privy Wardrobe". It is a small three storey building constructed of stone, which stands across the road from the current Palace of Westminster, home of the British Parliament. It was located at the far southern end of the palace complex, and was built into the palace's defensive walls but was detached from the main buildings, which explains its survival of the great fire of 1834 which destroyed most of the palace.'



To be continued....




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