About this blog
I’m going to try and visit every attraction in London (even the rubbish ones), and every big event like 'Trooping the Colour' as well. But it will probably take me about ten years to complete because I’m too lazy to get out of bed most days, so I hope you stick around until the end.
Where I’ve been…
These are the top 25 things that I’ve enjoyed the most:
The best museums?
And these are my favourite museums I have visited:
The best military places?
And here are some military related places that I liked:
Temple Church is a mysterious old place. When you first clap eyes on the knights' effigies lying on the floor you'll come over all 'Indiana Jones' and want to dig them up to get at the treasure underneath. I'm sure there's something buried under there that's worth having. I've never seen the Da Vinci Code but I can understand why people come looking for clues -- it's that kind of place.
Way back in Roman and Medieval times there used to be a big wall around the City of London with 7 gates in it. As the centuries went by most of the wall was demolished, leaving only bits and pieces dotted around the City (most of which is now visible near the Barbican). Six of the gates were knocked down too, leaving only one survivor. Do you know where it is?
Okay, so it's been a while since I've done one of these reviews but my knees are knackered. Totally messed up, so that is my excuse. So I picked something that was nice and easy today -- the Royal Mews. Not much walking involved for this one which was nice.
I went on the Cable Car across the Thames today. The one that goes between The O2 and ExCel Centre. My God it is high. I mean it is super high... high enough to have snow on top. It is how God rides down from the heavens when he wants to go to The O2... descending from the clouds in a little tin box.
One of the best things about going to the Ceremony of the Keys is that you get to see a little bit of London at night. It starts at half-past nine, but if you take the tube to Tower Hill five minutes beforehand then you really are missing out on a treat. So take a tip from me -- Go for a bit of a walk along the river beforehand.
I've been to both "Changing the Guard" ceremonies now (at Buckingham Palace and Horse Guards Parade), and Trooping the Colour and the State Opening of Parliament too, so this was the last one to complete my set... the "Dismounting Ceremony", or "Four O'Clock Parade".
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