We lost our guide. Today was a free day and our guide was nice to take some of us on the tube and to the river boat. We got delayed getting off the boat and now we are on our own. But we will have fun exploring. This is the famous London Eye.
It really looks like fun. Maybe we will get there today. But first we wander near the river, then decide to see Buckingham Palace. Here we are.
This place is really huge. And Queen Elizabeth calls this home.
The front door is impressive. We are not going inside. We read that tourists can visit during summer months. This is late October, so everyone is looking from the outside. Like everyone we have seen pictures of the guards wearing bear skin hats and red jackets. But they were not here. We were told different groups of guards are rotated through. The guards were great, but we wanted those from our memory. We wandered through a park and admired the pelicans.
The park had a lake, many paths with snack shops and a restaurant. We enjoyed lunch in the restaurant admiring the beautiful park. Continuing on our way, we saw this peaceful lawn with chairs available to rent.
Here we are.
This is the Household Cavalry Museum. It is beautiful and interesting, but our guards were not here either. We were not given any other ideas, so we wandered.
This red double decker bus is also in so many pictures of London. Let’s walk on this bridge and cross the River Thames.
This is a pretty bridge. What is this? Oh moms, here is the London Eye.
Can we ride on it? Of course, ducks. Let’s get tickets. Next time we will take you on the London Eye.