Where to begin is a good...
Where to begin is a good point. well TRafalgar square is the centre of everything so start there and of course feed the birds.(its also a good place to arrange to meet or if one of you gets lost its the best place to be found ).form there go to of course buckingham palace you never know she might be home .and the pall mall is a lovely walk.we now have a large wheel that takes half of an hour to go round and gives you a great veiw of London so take your camera.the museums are wonderfull as is the tower of london.to be honest i could go on all day so if you need any advice on what to do when yur there drop me a line and ill reply to you all when im away from home i miss my local you can never beat the English pub lol
Chelsea Flower Show
The World Famous Chelsea Flower Show takes place in May for 4 days at the Royal Hospital Showground, Chelsea. Closest Tube station is Sloane Square. Tickets are not cheap but you can see many many beautiful gardens, in 2009 a special award was given to this garden (pictured) made completely out of plasticine!
Queen Victoria (1819-1901).
She lost her father, Edward, the Duke of Kent, when she was a baby and at the age of 18 she became queen of England. She married her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. They had four sons and five daughters: Victoria, Bertie, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold, and Beatrice.
Queen Victoria wanted to be kept informed about what was going on in the political world. The Reform Act of 1832 had shifted the legislative authority towards the House of Lords, with executive authority by a cabinet existing out of members of the House of Commons. She had a good cooperation with Lord Melbourne (Prime Minister in the early years of her reign) and England grew as well socially as economically.
Her German husband was not much loved by the English population and it is said that all of Victoria’s decisions had to be approved by Albert first.
When he died, she was so much indulged in self-pity and isolated herself until she got back in the spotlight due to be crowned empress of India in 1876 and the Golden Jubilee of her 50th year reign as Queen of England. "do you recognize that lady?" Azer asked me and I looked from afar towards the angel.
so I said "to me it looks like an angel?"
but no... it was not the golden angel he pointed at, it was the lady underneath the angel: Queen Victoria!
How to get there:
Tube: Green Park, St James Park. Rail: Charing Cross, Victoria. Bus: 2B, 3, 9, 14, 16, 19, 22, 25, 30, 36, 38, 52, 73, 74, 82, 137, 509, 510.
Green Park; St. James's Park; Victoria Station
Please don't bother to ask for directions! My girlfriend and myself tried several times and people just looked at us with a blank stare and said they didn't know.
If you get lost in Minnesota and ask me for directions, I promise to be friendly. If I don't know, I'll help you find out!
Be prepared for a bit of rain
Bring a good day pack as you will want to have water, camera and any other essential bits close at hand when you walk the London streets. A good idea to have a small central London map with Tube stations. Always bring a shower proof jacket and an umbrella. London is notorius for rain and a bit of early morning mist. I also have a thermal top with me in case it gets a bit cold (doesn't take much extra room in my bag). Ensure that your shoes are well worn in before coming and can cope with cobbled streets. I have a very small digital camera (Pentax Optio 5i which has been used for almost every photo on my site) but take whatever you feel comfortable with.