This post is a little late, but it's still relevant!
On February 1, I was given the opportunity to go on a tour of London with my fellow SCIO students. We saw a ton of things, but here are just a few highlights of my trip (and pictures I just enjoy):
I don't know what this building is, but look at the blue sky! It only sprinkled once during our entire day.
A park in London. I wonder why they need so many benches...
Trees in the aforementioned park.
Another mysterious building.
Beautiful street art. I think it was being sold for around 69 pounds.
Green Park, a park right next to Buckingham Palace.
A tree and the sun in Green Park.
The gates leading into the Palace courtyard! (Well, the front of the Palace area).
Buckingham Palace! The Queen wasn't home.
A statue of Queen Victoria in front of Buckingham Palace.
Some geese with sass in the park. I think they just wanted food.
The London Eye. It's my goal to make it in there while I'm here.
Geese admiring a pelican.
Another cool building that looked like a castle.
More trees. I think I just like photographing trees.
Cool building, blue sky.
Typical London telephone booth photo.
Big Ben again.
Downing Street, where the Prime Minister lives.
A black telephone booth. Somehow it seemed eerie...
I don't actually know what this was. But I stopped in the middle of the road to take a picture of it.
The National Gallery. I didn't actually go in.
A blue chicken. That is all the explanation I have.
The Sherlock Holmes, one of many cleverly named pubs in London.
The stairs heading up The Monument, which we walked. It was 317 steps to the top. All in a spiral. Not for those who are afraid of heights.
But the view from the top was amazing! The next few pictures are from the top of the Monument.
The Monument was built to remember the London fire.
This is the Tower Bridge, which America thought they were buying when they bought the London Bridge.
The Monument from the bottom.
The Tower of London! I hope to get inside. Apparently there are plenty of attractions inside! :)
A covered market. (For Harry Potter fans, apparently a short clip was filmed here on the way to Diagon Alley!)
I like coffee. This is where the first coffeehouse stood!
I don't remember what this is.
The sunset looked amazing over the cityscape.
At the end of the day, my legs were sore, but it was totally worth it! I got a glimpse of what London is look, and cannot wait to make it back there soon!