We were in London for a few days earlier this month before and after a cruise. Ruth's first time and my last visit was in the 70's. A lot of the time was walking around the Paddington and Kensington areas, including the two big parks, Hyde and Kensington.
The week of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee...
where Ruth had an audience with someone special.
Adjacent to our hotel, Paddington Station is a huge train station, more crowded than most US airports.
Paddington is associated with a rather famous bear, who Ruth got to sit next to.
Two bucket list items...
British ale/ beer (the one on the left is mine)
Wilson... and Ruth in a traditional Brisitsh phone booth (they are only there to impress tourists like us... everyone uses cell phones)
We stayed at the Hilton Paddington, which was originally the Great Western Railway Hotel.
Walking the streets of London...
Amidst all the beautiful old buildings, this was a bit of a shock.
Loved the view inside this old church
Lots of Beatles things in London
How does he get in there?
Sign outside a Barber Shoppe
Kensington Gardens- a Royal park
Local Inhabitant. He didn't quack so I don't know if he had a British accent.
One of the anomalies of London parks, amidst beautifully kept grounds are little patches left to grow wild.
The largest of four Royal parks in the center of London
One of the huge number of inhabitants of the same breed.
Kensington Castle framed by art
Even the broken fences are protected
A beautiful gardens in Hyde Park
One of many statues: Arthur, Duke of Wellington
Another area left alone to grow slightly wild
The closing image is not really London. It is a view of the traditional English countryside on the road from London to Southampton.
Full-size images are at my Gallery site: https://billterry1.smugmug.com/Places/London-2022/
June 2, 3, 13, 14, 2022