London Sights


In and around London town

The Trip

There are so many other places to see in London-- history, art, architecture, government, theater.

The Photos

In Hyde Park is the Serpentine Lake. According to the story, an island there is home to a little boy who never wanted to grow up. His name is Peter Pan. Here is his statue.

 

The British Museum is chock full of antiquities. The Elgin Marbles were taken from the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, and they are impressive. Here, Jocelyn and Kendra take a look at the well known Rosetta Stone.

 

The British Library was a fascinating destination also. We saw the Magna Carta, early copies of books by Chaucer and Shakespeare, and Lewis Carroll's handwritten book for his little friend Alice. Oh yeah, they have a whole section for the Beatles. The library occupies this new building, next to St. Pancras church.

 

Big Ben, at the Parliament Building.

 

        
Downing Street isn't much, only a block long, but it's very exclusive. The PM lives there behind these gates.
Jocelyn and Kendra talked with the police guarding the gate. One of them was very nice and told us a lot about the place.

 

The Globe Theatre. It was rebuilt near the original location on the south bank of the Thames. We tried to see a matinee performance of Twelfth Night but unfortunately it was sold out. Instead we toured the exhibits in the visitor's center.

 

Jocelyn at the Sherlock Holmes Pub. It's also a museum.

 

      


Inside Wesley Chapel, the "Mother Church of Methodism" (left). We attended Sunday morning services there and toured the chapel and house afterwards. Very nice.


Mr. Wesley is buried out back in a peaceful garden, straddled by office buildings (above).

 

Memorable Moments

Kendra discovered that a British bacon cheeseburger was really different from the proper American version. The bacon was a thick slice of ham and the cheese was something like Gruyere.

We saw My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in Covent Garden. It was a lot of fun.

 

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