the third day in London

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Buckingham Palace.

With no feet left we kept going on! On this day we should go back home to Holland but before that i would like to see some things i had planned to see!! We stayed in the neighbourhood of Hyde Park so the most logical thing to see was Buckingham Palace. We had to take the subway line to Glouchester Road, than changed line to Green park. From that point it would not be a very long walk, but when i look at the map now, i see that we have walked towards the wrong direction.  Finally we saw the Buckingham palace, and the queen Victoria Memorial. It was quit busy in the front of the castle. Even a lot of policeman. When we were at home we heard that Prince Charles had his birthday. When we walked along constitution hill to the Wellington Arch, i saw a real nice stopping sign.

It was called Buckingham House in 1703 it was build for John Sheffield Count of Buckingham.
Never seen one in Holland like this. We had to wait and at that moment a whole parade of horses came by.  The following road was Knightsbridge, and than Brompton road. And here you see the enormous building of Harrod's. My husband does not like to shop so i put him in the coffeebar of Harrod's with a nice cup of cappucino and choclats. I could walk on my own trough the huge-ous building. It was an experience to buy something  and hear the personal ask yoú: "what route can i help you to find"? I focused on the Egyptian stairs so i would not get lost. Of course i had to see how the cristmass department was. Very colourful and shiney and very expensive!  In the basement there is also a memorial place for Prinses Diana and Dodi Al Fayette.
Since 1837 it is used as a residence. Queen Victoria was the first Queen who lived there.
  On my way out i saw a very nice biscuit tin, i really liked it. I lifted it up, because the price was on the bottom of the tin. It shocked me a bit, this tin had a price of 33 pound!!!!!! I did not like the coockies anymore!

After the shock we went further on to Kensington Palace. Of course by walking. We took ofcourse the wrong way. We took the Kensington church street, On the corner you can see the St Mary Abbots church. We went too far so we walked back and took the passage along the york house pl.  Than you will see the palace. (this is the kensington palace gdns.  Palace Green. You can not see much of this palace. It is private. It is not allowed to take pictures. (i saw the sign too late). Because of all the walking that we have done, you get hungry. And YES a store where we saw people eat!! This is the Whole Food store. They serve and sell food from fair trade! So this is a good place to be! We had fresh smoothies, they were delicious!! They serve various foods, so there is enough choise but do not eat spagetti bolognese, it is more porridge. Overcoocked or because of the microwave!  Our time was up, we had to go back to the hotel to pick up our suitcase. We will certainly come back!

Vikram says:
Welcome to Harrods! Everything is 33 quid or more! Yeah, Harrods is nice for a see through, and worth purchasing from only if you're a movie star or from royalty! I enjoyed your comment on "I didn't like cookies anymore", LOL! I feel that way too when I'm in England, I see a nice fancy pair of shoes that I want to buy and I look at the price, and I no longer like those shoes!
Posted on: Nov 15, 2008
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Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace.
It was called Buckingham House in …
It was called Buckingham House in…
Since 1837 it is used as a residen…
Since 1837 it is used as a reside…
The guard was too fast for my came…
The guard was too fast for my cam…
No go area for the public.
No go area for the public.
Rich decorated fence.
Rich decorated fence.
Could not see which flag was on to…
Could not see which flag was on t…
The queen victoria monument.
The queen victoria monument.
Church
Church
st James Park
st James Park
st james park
st james park
the queen victoria monument
the queen victoria monument
constitution hill
constitution hill
The policeman chapperoned the car …
The policeman chapperoned the car…
Very beautiful horses.
Very beautiful horses.
St James Park. It seems that the w…
St James Park. It seems that the …
A very quiet park.
A very quiet park.
All the taxis, a lot of them!!
All the taxi's, a lot of them!!
This is the road where Diana was c…
This is the road where Diana was …
Look at the sign!! We dont have t…
Look at the sign!! We don't have …
The Arch
The Arch
london wellington arch
london wellington arch
Brompton Road. HARRODS!!! Wow!! My…
Brompton Road. HARRODS!!! Wow!! M…
But how nice! It made my mouth wat…
But how nice! It made my mouth wa…
Memorial in Harrods for Diana and …
Memorial in Harrods for Diana and…
The Egyptian stairs!!
The Egyptian stairs!!
If you look above your head. Heave…
If you look above your head. Heav…
Kensington Palace. Not very much t…
Kensington Palace. Not very much …
Just the lane is very nice, and th…
Just the lane is very nice, and t…
The roof of kensington palace.
The roof of kensington palace.
St Mary Abbots church
St Mary Abbots church
church
church
Memorial monument
Memorial monument
Kensington Church street.
Kensington Church street.
southwick street
southwick street
Sussex gardens(name of the street)…
Sussex gardens(name of the street…
this is what we did when we came h…
this is what we did when we came …
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