Day 01 – London

The best way to move around in London is with the Underground. As soon as we had checked in to our hotel we bought a day ticket and started exploring the city of London.

Victoria Underground Station

London Victoria Underground Station

 
Surfacing at Picadilly Circus the first object catching our eyes was one of the many bright red double decker busses. We took a picture but decided to walk.

Picadilly Circus

Picadilly Circus Double Decker Bus

 
Not only the busses but also the telephone boxes in London are bright red.


Red telephone box

Red telephone box in London

 
Soon we arrived at Trafalgar square. This is one of the main touristic spots in London. The name Trafalgar Square refers to the Battle of Trafalgar, about 200 years ago. In the center of the square is Nelson’s Column. Nelson was the Admiral who died during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. But the British navy won anyway.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square with Nelson’s Column

 
Nelson’s Column is guarded by four big black lions.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square


 
Every tourist has to climb on one of these lions for obvious reasons.

Trafalgar Square Lion

Trafalgar Square Lion

 
Trafalgar square offers many photo opportunities, for example this fountain.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Fountain

 
Leaving the busy square behind we were looking for a peaceful walk in the park. The signboard prepared us for some plain clothes under cover action.

St James Park signboard

St James Park has Thieves

 
A plain clothes bobby is trying to spot some thieves.

St James Park

Bobby in St James Park

 
And here’s the plain clothes thief.

Squirrel

Squirrel in St James Park


 
In and out of the Underground we then surfaced near Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

 
On the map we had discovered that we were now close to Scotland Yard. That sounds interesting but….

Scotland Yard

New Scotland Yard

 
… it’s not.

Scotland Yard

London Scotland Yard

Goto Day 2