15 August: I slept late (see London II), grabbed a shower and a spot of breakfast before heading out for our guided tour. The program includes several tours, this particular tour was mainly of Westminster and the South Bank. Our guide Angie gave us interesting tidbits of history as we travelled by coach.
English to English Translations, Transportation: Tube or Underground=Subway, Coach= charter bus, Hack=Cab.
The highlights included: London’s Eye (essentially an enormous, slow moving Ferris wheel that over looks the city and the Thames), Westminster Abby, Buckingham Palace (Yes there were guards with funny hats), Parliament, Trafalgar Square (England expects every man will do his Duty), Prince Albert’s Hall (the statue of Prince Albert is so ostentatious I almost felt like I was intruding on something deeply private and personal), the Wellington Arch, Harrod’s (Apparently they sell anything that’s legal to sell in Britain), Hyde Park, and King James’ Palace.