Houses of Parliament
Parliament meets near Westminster Abbey, right on the river Thames. The great clock Big Ben stands there.
It was a beautiful day when we saw Buckingham Palace. On Sundays the lanes around Victoria’s fountain are closed to traffic, so many people were out enjoying the sights. That day we walked through Green Park, to Westminster Abbey, past Parliament and 10 Downing Street, to Trafalgar Square.
Westminster Abbey is an amazing sight. English monarchs since 1066 have been crowned in this church. Many monarchs and famous persons are buried there. The French Gothic architecture remind me of Notre Dame.
Trafalgar Square is a central location for all sorts of events. There was a festival the day we walked in with music and dancing. From here we walked along the Strand, past Charing Cross station, got dinner and took the Underground home.