A few hours in London is far too little to see this giant metropolis but it allows you to feel the atmosphere of the city. I flew from Gdansk to London-Stansted airport ... It is about 70 km from the center of London. To Victoria Station in London I arrived by bus easyBus for less than 10 pounds. There began a walk with Olympus in London. I took pictures with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II lens M.Zuiko Digital 12-40 mm f / 2.8 ED PRO. It is a pity that I have no Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100 mm f / 4.0 IS PRO, which is perfect for such trips - I will have to buy it.
The first London accent is a red double decker buses transport and sightseeing buses for tourists often without a roof over the upper floor.
We went to Buckingham Palace from Victoria Station admiring the old and the modern architecture of the city. This city is built up so quickly, that Google does not keep up with updated satellite images - on the map can still see the construction site.
Buckingham Palace - the official London residence of British monarchs. Great, elegant, gray ... especially under a cloudy sky ... hermetically isolated by fences, barbed wire, guards ... Such is the life of kings...
The gate to the palace ... and traditionally dressed guards in the distance ... This is a must see: Queen's Body Guard wearing bearskins - cap made of bear fur ... unique view ...
Monument in front of Buckingham Palace - in the area of the palace hundreds of tourists trying to take a selfie with the palace, gate, guard, police on horseback or monument ... Real siege...
We walked through the park towards the River Thames from Buckingham Palace. St James's Park - the oldest part of the royal park in London. Small but very pleasant place - a lot of plants, flowers, beautiful old trees and plenty of animals ...
Statue of Robert Clive in Whitehall London. The monumental government buildingsForeign and Commonwealth Office (left) and HM Treasury (right).
Weather in London at the beginning of March was quite pleasant - about 10 degrees, slightly cloudy, and sometimes even the sun shone.
Z Big Ben officially known as Elizabeth Tower (Great Bell or The Clock Tower) at the Palace of Westminster. The tower is over 96 meters high - it makes a really big impression ...
Westminster Bridge and Palace of Westminster (Palace of Westminster), also known as the Houses of Parliament. Parliament Building of The Parliament of the United Kingdom: the House of Lords and House of Commons.
London is a big construction site - there are cranes and scaffolding everywhere. The huge glass houses grow up between old tiny houses and small buildings ...
I would recommend a walk along the River Thames and admire the most famous sights of London ...
The giant London Eye on the Thames river bank, it looks a bit like a bicycle wheel from that perspective ... :-)
London - a combination of tradition, history and modernity. In addition to centuries-old monuments are modern buildings of glass and metal, in addition to modern cars they drive traditional (quite strange looking) taxi or red double-decker buses, police or royal guard look like before 100 years ...
49/5000 Apartment house by the Thames - 170-metre high tower and more than 250 luxury apartments in the center of London.
London is a city of contrasts for me. On the one hand, modern city, highways and glass buildings with other monuments and traditional telephone boxes, buses, taxis, archaic clothes police and royal guard ... Luxury apartment buildings and skyscrapers but a bit further endless neighborhoods with small terraced houses ... Photo of Blackfriars Road, Southwark London.
Holborn Viaduct - the bridge (overpass) in London - built in the second half of the nineteenth century and opened in 1869. Was the first viaduct in the world. Such a meeting of tradition and modernity you can see almost everywhere in London ...
UCL - the oldest part of the University of London. In the rankings of universities UCL is the seventh best university in the world and third in Europe.
London's underground railway system (the Tube) - 270 stations, about 5 million passengers a day, over 400 km long track - real underground city.
Walk in London took us about five hours - we passed almost 10 km ... Photo of The Euston Office.
The Euston Station - the train will arrive in a moment and we go to the suburbs of London. If you want to know the city you have to see everything and not just the center.
Transfer to Watford from London by train took almost an hour - we were able to see many neighborhoods and suburbs of London along the way ... Photo of street in Watford. Photo taken with phone: LG 4G.
Beechen Grove Baptist Church, Watford. Photo taken with phone: LG 4G.
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Clarendon Rd, Watford WD17 1JA, United Kingdom
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From London Euston station take the train to Watford and we were at the hotel in 40 minutes.
Hotel pleasant and standard adequate for the price.
Room clean and quite spacious.
Bathroom not too big but clean.
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