One year ago today my adventures in London continued...........
On the agenda for today was another guided tour.
The first stop on our tour was to the beautiful St. Paul's Cathedral. This was especially exciting for me. I could remember being a young girl and watching the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles on television. Watching Diana walk down the aisle was breathtaking to my young girls mind. Then to find myself many years later walking down that same aisle and seeing with my own eyes the detail and beauty with in the walls of the cathedral made me feel giddy. Honestly......giddy! Like I wanted to jump up and down and say look at where I am!!
Unfortunately there was no photography allowed inside the cathedral, so all my photos are of the exterior.
Our next stop on our tour was to go see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. This was something my sister had really wanted to do. Unfortunately our tour guide SUCKED and we missed the event! These were the best pictures we were able to get.
Following our misadventure of seeing the Changing of the Guard, we proceeded to enter Buckingham Palace for another tour. During July and August the Queen opens up the state rooms to the public. This particular year on display was many family photos and memorabilia chronicling the lives of the children in the Palace.
Following the tour of the State Rooms, we made our way out in to the gardens in the back of the Palace. It was fun walking where kings and queens have walked for hundreds of years!
The next stop on our agenda for the day was to head to Piccadilly Circus. And oh my.....it was a circus indeed! It was so hectic and crowded and busy and hectic and just plan overwhelming!
We had lunch at Jamie Oliver's restaurant. It was good, but paled in comparison to the delicious Italian food we had had the day before.
After lunch, my sister and my niece headed back to our apartment for a much needed nap, while my other sister, my sister-in-law and I headed to Kennsington and Hyde Parks for a little stroll. We were awe struck by the Prince Albert Memorial. It is absolutely HUGE!
Over all it was another fun filled day!