What luck! After a cold start in England, I found glorious weather in London for the end of my holiday. I had only four nights in the city and wished I’d had more…many more. It was sunny and 70-80 degrees for the three days. There was no rain in London the entire time I was there!
I spent my first day touring the Tower of London and then walking across Tower Bridge and along the Queen’s Walk. It was a Saturday and families were out enjoying the beautiful day. I walked for many hours, stopping at Covent Garden to enjoy the street entertainers and had lunch at the Covent Garden Market Place, just a few doors from Belgo Centraal on Earlham Street (several blocks from Covent Garden). It’s a market/café/take-away sort of place with tables in the back and outside. For a small price I had a good Thai curry. I found a restaurant in Chinatown serving dim sum off the menu at dinnertime.
Sunset didn’t arrive until 9:30 pm, so I had a leisurely stroll through St. James’s Park on the way back to my hotel. Even in the evening the park was filled with people. I had set my camera's neutral density filter on at some point and I think my flower photos look interesting because of it.
Tower of London from the street
Yeoman Warders, commonly known as Beefeaters
Covent Garden street entertainer
The flowers of St. James Park