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.
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.
Not only the busses but also the telephone boxes in London are bright red.
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.
Nelson’s Column is guarded by four big black lions.
Every tourist has to climb on one of these lions for obvious reasons.
Trafalgar square offers many photo opportunities, for example this 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.
A plain clothes bobby is trying to spot some thieves.
And here’s the plain clothes thief.
In and out of the Underground we then surfaced near Westminster Abbey.
On the map we had discovered that we were now close to Scotland Yard. That sounds interesting but….
… it’s not.