I had a great time - walked too far, took too many photos - got mild sunstroke - fought the "whatever" that my body is coping with.
But - yes, it was a brilliant break.
I am slowly getting photos edited and reminding myself of some of the places, as well as getting organised to share the photos ... There will be loads I am sure, but feel free to skip them, as not everyone is mad about looking at photos, as I am. I wont be upset.
Day 1 - I went to the Hostel, then to Hyde Park (nearby) and walked to The Albert Memorial and The Royal Albert Hall. From there I walked to the Science Museum. I only stayed there about an hour, before heading to Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, China Town before finally heading to Trafalgar Square. My college for 3 of the 4 years was there, but I never really took the time to enjoy the atmosphere.
Day 2 - I went to Canary Wharf to see the Docklands Museum. Then I headed to The Guildhall, Mansion House and the Bank of England (I went in that museum, but no photos were allowed). I also saw The Queen in that area, but failed to get more than a photo of the car! She was wearing powder blue, and great to see her. Then I went and rested for about an hour before heading out again to see Ghost of the Robot. I really enjoyed the gig (even if it was missing one of the singers!!!!!!!)
Day 3 - I went to The Tower of London and the V&A, before heading for an early night.
Day 4 - I (eventually) dropped my case off at Victoria (there was a train failure which diverted me). Then I walked to via Westminster Cathedral to Buckingham Palace, via my original college building (in the 1st year). I missed the Changing of the Guard ... then I walked slowly up to Trafalgar Square and round Westminster (including visiting St Margaret's). I had aimed to go to the Portrait Gallery, but ended up having to take my contact lenses out (by buying a pot and fluid) as my eyes dried out. So I spent a couple of hours walking around in a total blur!!!!!
So a great holiday - lots of fun and lots of exhaustion. Photos will slowly go up over the next few days.