Although the Queen’s official birthday is celebrated in June each year, her actual birth date is 21st April.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the 2010 Trooping the Colour
The Union flag is hoisted on government buildings and Royal Gun Salutes mark special royal occasions. On these days salutes are fired . . . → Read More: The Queen’s Birthday Gun Salutes in London
one of the things I love about London (and there are many things!) are the crypts of the ancient churches. They usually hide a treasure-trove of amazing delights and All Hallows-by-the-Tower is no exception!
crows nest from Shackletons' ship 'Quest'
All Hallows by the Tower is the oldest church in the City of . . . → Read More: one photo tour of London – inside the crypt of All Hallows-by-the-Tower
The Lord Mayor's Carriage
785 years of history and this year The Lord Mayor’s Show was just as enjoyable as last year! Not sure what folks 785 years ago thought of the show, but for sure….I can say that I loved it this year (as I did last year)!
I did not arrive . . . → Read More: Lord Mayor’s Show 2011
Update: 18/05/13 – ”If your visit does not coincide with a day when they are changing the guard at Buckingham Palace you can always head for Horse Guards Parade where the Queen’s Life Guard change daily at 11:00 Monday to Saturday and 10:00 on Sundays come rain or shine. It is a . . . → Read More: Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
The Clockmaker’s Museum is a gem of a museum and a must visit when you are visiting Guildhall.
Clockmaker's Museum at Guildhall London (reflection is of the building opposite)
The Clockmaker’s Museum, begun in 1813 first opened to the public in 1873; the oldest of it’s kind in the world. The museum consists . . . → Read More: The Clockmaker’s Museum