Monday, 29 February 2016

London day 2 … follow me ...

Our tour on day two starts on the bus from Praed Street, lots of photos so I’ll let them tell you where we went …
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 St Paul's taken from Paternoster Square
 Having lunch in Paternoster Square
The cathedral church of St St Paul's built by Sir Christopher Wren stands on the site of the medieval cathedral destroyed by the great fire of London in 1666.  The outlines of these two cathedrals and their different alignments are displayed here.  The adjacent garden is laid out on the site of the former chapter house.

St Olav’s Norwegian Seaman's Church

Looking back …. from the Millennium bridge
Crossing the Millennium Bridge ...
Shakespear's Globe Theatre from the bridge
Looking back over the Millennium Bridge

Winchester Palace founded in the 12th century and in use until the 17th century
The Golden Hind circumnavigated the globe in 1577 and 1580 captained by Sir Francis Drake
Southwark Cathedral
If anyone knows what this building is, I'd love to know too.
HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge

Boris's Office 

It's that lovely building again, do you know it?
 crossing Tower Bridge

Wharfinger Cottage
There has been a cottage on this site for about 200 years and was originally the home of the Controller of Tower Wharf, known as Wharfinger.  Until the 19th century, the dockside was very busy.  Military supplies such as gunpowder, weapons etc were shipped to and from the Tower and stored under the Wharfinger’s supervision.

 Looking forwardto seeing what's built here next time we visit London
Old Billingsgate Market ...

Great Fire of London viewing platform

Container Port

 Through the underpass to ...

St Sepulchre-without Newgate
 Returning to the Millennium Bridge ...

Waiting at St Paul's for bus and photos taken from up upper deck of bus no 23
                    Royal Courts of Justice …      from Fleet Street ...              Sepulchre again!
Charing Cross Station
I think his seat affected his music!

Regent Street St James's

Regent Street

 Oxford Circus

? Hyde Park Corner

nearly home

Time to get off the bus at Pread Street

Isambard Kingdom Brunel
 Paddington Station in the past
 Grand Union Canal Paddington Basin
Home again!
and if you’ve managed to get this far … thank you and drop me a comment!