You can't go up to the guards like in the movies. They're about fifty yards behind a big gate. This picture was taken with a telefoto lens.
The guns are real btw.
British police do not carry guns....which would really suck if a criminal had one. However, they still can beat you senseless with their nightsticks.
During our boat trip we passed this monument called “the needle “it is the oldest monument from London.
It was a gift from Cleopatra.
Shakespeare Globe Theatre is more or less faithful reconstruction of the playhouse where most of Shakespeare's later works were first performed.
Be nice to Policemen, be nice to traffic wardens, be nice to waiters, these people can make your life hell.
This is a picture of the Globe Theater (Shakespeare) and of Tate Modern. I really liked Tate Modern. Great paintings. So much to see.
The British Museum is a must. With every visit I discover something new. It's also a very nice building.
Once again, one more photo from Tower complex, as you can see the wether in London can be nice, so one could strol around, take photos....
MUSEUM OF LONDON - The history of London vividly displayed in text, pictures and exhibits.
LOCATION : London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN (Barbican or St Paul's Tubes).
BRITISH MUSEUM - National collection of science and art treasures.
LOCATION : The British Museum
Great Russell Street
These guys are human beings, if you are American, please don't wave your hands in front of their faces to see if they'll flinch. If it was me, I'd kick your butt!
You've a lot to see: Buckingham Palace, Tower, Towerbridge, Mme Tusseau, Museum, WW2 Museum, Piccadilly Circus with the Rock Circus, Hard Rock Café and much more!
You should visit Tate Gallery. They have an interesting mix of modern and historical paintings. The National Gallery is also very good.
London is a place rich in culture and history if you are going to visit the UK ,Then you really would be missing out if you didn't spend some time here.
Local customs in London? To be honest, the visitor will never learn them all. From standing on the right on a Tube (Underground / Metro / subway) escalator to knowing that a black taxi...