Day trip into the city and Westminster

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Buckingham Palace

Only a week left here in London (after our sooner than anticipated and somewhat impulsive decision to move to The Netherlands!) So today myself and the other half decided to make the most of his rare day off work during the week and venture into the city for more photo opportunities.

I'm desperately trying to make time to take pictures of all the typical landmarks here and anything else unusual that catches my eye. So we hopped on the tube via Central Line and Jubilee to Green Park - we were supposed to be travelling further into Westminster but the tube was SO rammed we decided to hop off early at the station closest to Buckingham Palace, hmmm much smaller than I remember but then again I was a wee sprog last time I was here!

Wandering through the Green Park itself in the sunshine enjoying a lovely reasonably priced latte from one of the stands there, we noticed the crowds gathering outside the Palace.

My horse and carriage departing from B.Palace
...and there my carriage awaited (see the pics) :-) No idea who jumped out, couldn't get close enough to see unfortunately but the dear ol' Queenie was home cos the Royal Standard was flying high rather than the Union Jack - some guy next to us at the pedestrian crossing took great delight telling us what this meant, I didn't have the heart to tell him I already knew that, anyway nice man :-) Such a rarity in London I'm sorry to say (grumble, yeah not had great experiences with people here)

We then had a really, pleasant afternoon stroll along the River Thames, by the London Eye snapping away before we came across the Movium (movie museum) We got some cool looking pictures of allegedly genuine movie props but all in all a poor, overpriced tourist attraction, I'd give this place a miss even if you are a huge movie fan like us (I'll do a seperate review for this later I think so others don't waste their money here!)

Petra2111 says:
Nice pictures Stephanie!!
Posted on: Mar 04, 2009
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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
My horse and carriage departing fr…
My horse and carriage departing f…
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Queen Victoria memorial
Queen Victoria memorial
Queen Vic memorial outside B.Palace
Queen Vic memorial outside B.Palace
St James Park
St James Park
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Entrance to the Movium (Movie Muse…
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Shoot ya bastard SHOOT!!!
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photo by: ulysses