I had the wonderful opportunity to “study” in London my junior year in college. I use the term study loosely. I will discuss that in other posts but for now, let me share with you one of my favorite walks I would take when people would visit me. It hits all the major sites.
Stop by and say “Hi” to the queen. Perhaps the Changing of the Guard will be occurring at that time. If it’s not, I wouldn’t recommend waiting. You have more important things to see.Follow the “The Mall, London” Road. It’s the long stretch of road that leads directly to the palace. Go in the opposite direction of the palace and stroll along.
As you start walking towards Big Ben (down Parliament), be sure to stop in one of the pubs nearby for a pint. You’re in no hurry. May I recommend the Silver Cross Pub?
Once you are finished, continue down Parliament and say “Cheerio” to the Prime Minister. Soon, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey will be sprawled out before you. Snap a tourist shot in front of both and if the mood strikes, take a look around Westminster.
(Oops, it looks like I stayed in the pub for too long! Now it’s dark outside.)