Pounding the pavement

My family were down from Scotland at the weekend, and we had a great time.  We saw almost all of the main sights of London in two days!!!   It was a crisp autumnal weekend and perfect for walking, so instead of squeezing in to the sardine tin that the tube can be on a Saturday we decided to walk.  London is great for walking – it’s flat, there are lots of broad pathways and there is lots to see.  We walked from St Paul’s (and saw the Occupy London protest) then across the Millenium Bridge to the Tate Modern.  From there we headed west along Victoria Embankment to Southhampton House to see the Christmas ice rink.  Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament were next, followed by a pint of English ale at the Red Lion on Whitehall.  We paid our respects to Britain’s war dead at the Cenotaph, walked past David Cameron’s House, then waved to the Queen at Buckingham Palace. 

Trafalgar Square was next, then classical music at St Martin-in-the-fields.  Piccadilly Circus and the shopping crowds rounded off a long but fun day! 

We had nice rosy cheeks by the end of the day and we were famished after all that walking, so we finished teh day with Lebanese food on Edgware road.  An excellent day!