The last part of my journey to London in October 2016.
Mary Axe building (“London Cucumber”).
The Tower of London and Mary Axe building.
The Classic Car Boot Sale on Kings Cross.
Really awesome stylish man.
Welcome back to the Seventies!
The Yid Army- Tottenham’s fanbase has a large Jewish following, because the football club is located in the Jewish quarter. Many fans view adopting “Yid” as a badge of pride, helping defuse its power as an insult.
Regent’s Canal is a canal across an area just north of central London. The canal is 13.8 kilometers long.
A statue of Amy Winehouse is located in the Stables Market in Camden Town.
St. Mark’s Church is located in the Borough of Camden. It was consecrated in 1853, destroyed during the Battle of Britain in 1940 and restored in 1957.
Primrose Hill district.
Regent’s Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. It lies within north-west London, partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden. The population of the Camden ward at the 2011 Census was 13,528. The park is Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
Westminster Abbey (Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster) it’s one of the United Kingdom’s most notable religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. Between 1540 and 1556, the abbey had the status of a cathedral. Since 1560, however, the building is no longer an abbey nor a cathedral, having instead the status of a Church of England “Royal Peculiar”—a church responsible directly to the sovereign. The building itself is the original abbey church.
The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Its name, which is derived from the neighbouring Westminster Abbey, may refer to either of two structures: the Old Palace, a medieval building complex destroyed by fire in 1834, and its replacement, the New Palace that stands today.
The first royal palace was built on the site in the 11th century, and Westminster was the primary residence of the Kings of England until fire destroyed much of the complex in 1512. After that, it served as the home of the Parliament of England, which had been meeting there since the 13th century, and also as the seat of the Royal Courts of Justice, based in and around Westminster Hall. The Palace is one of the centres of political life in the United Kingdom; “Westminster” has become a metonym for the UK Parliament, and the Westminster system of government has taken its name after it.
The Victoria Tower (originally named “The King’s Tower”) is the square tower at the south-west end of the Palace of Westminster. The Victoria Tower was purpose-built as a “fireproof repository for books and documents”, as required by the competition to rebuild the Palace of Westminster after the fire of 16 October 1834, which had destroyed the building and almost all of the records of the House of Commons.
The River Thames.
Westminster Abbey (front view).
A mounted trooper of the Household Cavalry.
Elizabeth Tower (1855, 96 meters) and The Shard (2012, 309.7 meters).
Downing Street is a street known for housing the official residences and offices of the Prime Minister. “Downing Street” is used as a metonym for the Government of the United Kingdom.
10 Downing Street, colloquially known in the United Kingdom as Number 10, is the headquarters of Government of the United Kingdom and the official residence and office of the First Lord of the Treasury, a post which, for much of the 18th and 19th centuries and invariably since 1905, has been held by the Prime Minister. Number 10 is over 300 years old and contains approximately 100 rooms.
The Household Cavalry Museum and Horse Guards Parade (large parade ground).
Changing The Queen’s Life Guard. “Changing” takes place daily at 11:00 weekdays and 10:00 on Sundays.
The Victoria Memorial is a monument to Queen Victoria, located at the end of The Mall. Designed in 1901, it was unveiled on 16 May 1911, though it was not completed until 1924.
Green Park and Buckingham Palace.
Londoners, too…or not. I didn’t ask them.
Trafalgar Square built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain. The square has been used for community gatherings and political demonstrations, including Bloody Sunday, the first Aldermaston March, anti-war protests, and campaigns against climate change.
Welcome to 221b Baker Street- the Sherlock Holmes Museum.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum was opened in 1990 and bearing the number 221B, although it lies between numbers 237 and 241.
Jean Conan Doyle (the second daughter of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) was very much against the idea of suggesting that her father’s creation was a real person and knew that the presence of the museum would reinforce the idea in the minds of many that Holmes had really existed.
Siddons Lane- behind the The Sherlock Holmes Museum.
Yes, Abbey Road Studios. One of the most notable studios in the world, where Beatles, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, U2, Radiohead and Oasis recorded their albums.
The graffiti-covered wall outside Abbey Road…
…and I was there, too.
Do you know this road crossing? I’m sure, you know!
Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in Southwark.
It’s one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. In 2014, it celebrated its…1,000th birthday.
Thank you London for your hospitality, you are pretty much awesome and I’m sure, we’ll meet again!
And now we’ll go to Hogwarts 😉