So Much To See In The City Of Westminster!

The City of Westminster has so much to see – this is where Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace are.  Therefore, I would say this is a very important part of London.

Cromwell Green, outside Westminster Hall

Cromwell Green, outside Westminster Hall

The Oliver Cromwell Statue at Cromwell Green, outside Westminster Hall

The Oliver Cromwell Statue at Cromwell Green, outside Westminster Hall

The Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster

In this post, let’s continue with Day Three in London – July 25th, 2014.  After we saw Big Ben, we continued walking just a few feet away, and we were near St. Margaret’s Church, and Westminster Abbey.

St. Margaret's Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret’s Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret's Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret’s Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret's Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret’s Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Time for a family picture

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret's Church

St. Margaret’s Church

Now, isn’t this lovely?

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

What about this?  I just love the architecture!

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

The statue is that of King Richard 1, who was also known as Richard the Lionheart (known as this because of his reputation as great warrior and military leader)

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Back to Westminster Abbey again

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Niki’s taking in all the history, culture and the beauty of her surroundings

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Well, wouldn’t you like to live here? I’m afraid you can’t, and it seems like this place has quite a bit of history to it, you might want to read up on it.

Old Palace Yard

Old Palace Yard

This is the only visible reminder that Old Palace Yard was once a residential street.

Old Palace Yard

Old Palace Yard

close by to Old Palace Yard and Westminster Abbey

close by to Old Palace Yard and Westminster Abbey

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

King George V Statue near Westminster Abbey

King George V Statue near Westminster Abbey

Wow, the bus almost looks bigger than the Palace of Westminster!

London Bus and the Palace of Westminster

London Bus and the Palace of Westminster

This sundial is between the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey by Old Palace Yard, it features in it’s outer circle, a quote which is hard to show you here, unless I show you several pictures that I have of the different words.  So instead, I will include the quote below taken from William Shakespeare’s play, Henry VI, part III: “To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, thereby to see the minutes how they run: how many makes the hour full complete, how many hours brings about the day, how many days will finish up the year, how many years a mortal man may live.”

The Queen Elizabeth 2nd's Golden Jubilee Sundial

The Queen Elizabeth 2nd’s Golden Jubilee Sundial

Here it is closer up

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Sundial

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Sundial

There’s the sundial in the picture below wedged in between two magnificent buildings

View from Old Palace Yard

View from Old Palace Yard

This is where we came from a few hours ago, and now we are looking at it from Westminster Abbey

The view from Westminster Abbey

The view from Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Again, the magic of Big Ben being next to other buildings when seen from different angles just amazes me!  Do you think about this yourself, or do you not ponder upon it?  I really wonder whether you do or not.

Big Ben and St. Margaret's Church

Big Ben and St. Margaret’s Church

Just added these last three pictures because I love the color red, and of course you can get a lot of that in London – you don’t have to walk far to see either a red London bus or a post box, or phone booth.

City of Westminster

City of Westminster

City of Westminster

City of Westminster

City of Westminster

City of Westminster

I think I have shown you a lot of pictures now of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament (which is also known as Palace of Westminster), St. Margaret’s Church, and Westminster Abbey.  I hope you feel like you know this part of the City of Westminster a little better just by looking at my pictures.  Don’t miss visiting the City of Westminster, there’s nothing quite like it!

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About luchanik

I love travel, and cruises, and exploring the world. I also like taking pictures, and treasuring those memories.

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