A day out in London with Clan Russell, featuring the Changing the Guard and the London Transport Museum.
- We walked from Waterloo to the top of The Mall via:
- In a change to our advertised programme, the daily Changing of the Guard was upgraded to a rehearsal of the Trooping the Colour, which marks the Queen’s Official Birthday. It turns outPrince Charles led the parade on its return to Horseguards but we’d already moved on to …
- Picnic in Green Park
- Then more walking:
- along Piccadilly via The Ritz and Waterstones, Piccadilly (big thumbs up to the staff on the conveniences front)
- Piccadilly Circus
- skirting around Leicester Square and via the National Portrait Gallery to Chandos Place, Maiden Lane, Tavistock Street to avoid the crowds and to get to
- Covent Garden, for the …
- London Transport Museum – a hit, especially the time travelling lift, the tube/river boat simulators and the Stamper Trail, and tea and cake in the cafe.
- Back to Waterloo via Hungerford Bridge, and then a walk home via the sunny South Bank, Blackfriars, Ludgate, the Old Bailey, St Barts and the London Nocturne in Smithfields.
- A Santander Cycle to Soho for coffee at Bar Italia
- Back to base for Waitrose shop and a morning at the computer.
- Afternoon on the podium, soaking up the sun
- A walk up to Islington to watch Max Max: Fury Road at The Screen on the Green.