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Trafalgar Square to Houses Of Parliament

King Charles Street Bridge

We are still on Day Three of our Five Day Trip to London which was a three week trip in total.  Another week was spent in northern England where my family lives, and one week was spent in Antalya, Turkey (I’ll have to write a post on that at some point soon – I hope).

Today is July 25th, we had left the USA on July 22nd at around 8 pm, and arrived at London Heathrow Airport on the 23rd at around 3pm local time, which was 7 am USA Pacific Time – we were lucky to have caught a direct flight which was a total of 11 hours.  Of course, when you get to England, you kind of lose a day with traveling and then have to put the clock eight hours forward.

This post carries on from the previous one – Trafalgar Square via Whitehall to Horse Guards Parade.  We had just finished looking at the Horse Guard’s Parade grounds, and this is opposite to the Ministry of Defence.  Can you imagine that nearly all buildings in London – even if not exactly touristy, are so beautiful!  To me, they are a treasure, and are all worthy of being photographed!

The Ministry of Defence, Whitehall

The Ministry of Defence, Whitehall

Another picture in the same area.

Whitehall, outside of Horse Guards Parade

Whitehall, outside of Horse Guards Parade

This person, the Eighth Duke of Devonshire, apparently turned down the job of Prime Minister – his statue is shown in the picture below

Spencer Compton, Eighth Duke of Devonshire, outside Ministry of Defence, Whitehall

Spencer Compton, Eighth Duke of Devonshire, outside Ministry of Defence, Whitehall

Whitehall, City of Westminster

Whitehall, City of Westminster

Now, let’s not forget the women of World War Two, they had a significant part in the war too – they served, fought, and nurtured the wounded – here’s their memorial.

The Women of World War Two, Whitehall

The Women of World War Two, Whitehall

We are coming up to Downing Street, now the home of David Cameron, and when I used to live there, it was home of Margaret Thatcher.  There’s been a few other Prime Ministers in between of course.

Downing Street, SW1

Downing Street, SW1

Downing Street, SW1

Downing Street, SW1

Downing Street, SW1

Downing Street, SW1

Downing Street, SW1

Downing Street, SW1

London Eye from near Downing Street

London Eye from near Downing Street

This memorial is significant, it commemorates the end of World War 1.

The Cenotaph - the UK's primary war memorial

The Cenotaph – the UK’s primary war memorial

The Cenotaph - the UK's primary war memorial

The Cenotaph – the UK’s primary war memorial

The Cenotaph - War Memorial commemorates end of World War 1

The Cenotaph – War Memorial commemorates end of World War 1

Well, look what else I saw….King Charles Street Bridge.  The arch connects the Treasury building to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office building.

King Charles Street Bridge

King Charles Street Bridge

King Charles Street Bridge

King Charles Street Bridge

King Charles Street Bridge

King Charles Street Bridge

King Charles Street Bridge

King Charles Street Bridge

Now, I’m not sure what this building is exactly….but it is on the way from King Charles Street Bridge to

Westminster, near Whitehall

Westminster, near Whitehall

Here’s a building that just looked nice, so I took a picture of it.

Richmond House, 79 Whitehall

Richmond House, 79 Whitehall

Well, a glimpse of the Houses of Parliament, and now we are getting close to where I was supposed to share more photos of – in this post.  I think I dawdle too much along the way, and get way too distracted.  Just to let you know, it is not that far from Trafalgar Square to the Houses of Parliament – I think you can make it in about twenty minutes if you walk fast.

Close by to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster

Close by to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster

Next post….I have to share more pictures of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church.

Trafalgar Square Via Whitehall to Horse Guard’s Parade

Horse Guard's Parade

Day Three in London on July 25, 2014 started off in the Trafalgar Square area.  I already showed you some pictures in my previous post Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church, however, I didn’t want to bore you with too many pictures along the way to Westminster, so now I can bore you in this post…..excuse my dry humor!

So let’s continue the journey!  This is very close to our hotel in Trafalgar Square, and is on the corner of Whitehall and Charing Cross

Whitehall and Charing Cross

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square

Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Sqare

Trafalgar Sqare

Just a bit of London for you, with some Londoner’s of course!

Whitehall, City of Westminster

Whitehall, City of Westminster

London Bus No. 12 - Oxford Circus at Whitehall

London Bus No. 12 – Oxford Circus at Whitehall

Looking back at the Trafalgar Square area

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square

Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square

55 Whitehall – Sherlock stood atop here in the “Empty Hearse”, so did James Bond 007 in “Skyfall”.  This building now houses the Department for Energy and Climate Change

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55 Whitehall – think Sherlock and James Bond!

Talking of Sherlock, here’s a pub named after him and that is close by to Great Scotland Yard.

Sherlock Holmes Pub

Sherlock Holmes Pub

It is on the junction of Whitehall and Great Scotland Yard, which is pictured below

Great Scotland Yard

Great Scotland Yard

Some of my pictures are quite self-explanatory, so I won’t write the same info above them as the info is captioned on the picture. This building is right next to 55 Whitehall – it is the Ministry of Defence

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The Ministry of Defence, City of Westminster

And this picture will show you both 55 Whitehall and the Ministry of Defence in the same shot, as well The Clarence (restaurant)

The Clarence Restaurant, 55 Whitehall, and Whitehall Place, City of Westminster

The Clarence Restaurant, 55 Whitehall, and Whitehall Place, City of Westminster

Prince George, Duke of Cambridge Statue, outside the War Office, Whitehall

Prince George, Duke of Cambridge Statue, outside the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall

Want to see the Duke of Cambridge (not the present one mind you) up closer?

Prince George, Duke of Cambridge Statue, outside the Ministry of Defense, Whitehall

Prince George, Duke of Cambridge Statue, outside the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall

I bet you didn’t know Whitehall was such an interesting place.  It’s the area that houses a lot of the government departments and ministries, and of course the terrific Horse Guards Parade, which is a parade ground used for royal parades and ceremonies.

Horse Guards Parade Whitehall

Horse Guards Parade Whitehall

Life Guard, Household Cavalry - Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall

Life Guard, Household Cavalry – Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall

Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall

Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall

Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall

Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall

Life Guard, Household Cavalry

Life Guard, Household Cavalry

Household Cavalry, Horse Guard Parade

Household Cavalry, Horse Guard Parade

Please beware – the horses may kick or bite you!

Horse Guard Parade, Whitehall

Horse Guard Parade, Whitehall

Horse Guard Parade, Whitehall

Horse Guard Parade, Whitehall

Guard's Memorial, Horse Guards Parade

Guard’s Memorial, Horse Guards Parade

This is the Old Admiralty Building at Horse Guards Parade

1st Viscount Wolseley Statue at Horse Guards Parade

1st Viscount Wolseley Statue at Horse Guards Parade

Wow, now they are all taking a picture of what I took a picture of before – the Ministry of Defence Building (sorry, I am spelling it the British way, Word Press wants me to put an “s” instead of a “c” in “Defence”, but right now I want to stick to the way I used to spell it while growing up in the UK).

The Ministry of Defence, Whitehall

The Ministry of Defence, Whitehall

Horse Guards Parade

Horse Guards Parade

I meant to share more pictures of Big Ben, St. Margaret’s Church, and Westminster Abbey, but I will have to share them with you the post after the next one.