Our aim for this morning was to catch the infamous 11:30am changing of the guards ceremony at Buckingham Palace. We took the Piccadilly line to Green Park, only to realise we'd made the rookie mistake of turning up without actually checking if it was happening today. Turns out the next ceremony was the following day... my bad!
We did, however, manage to make it to the horse guards parades at Whitehall, a ten minute walk away. There's something so beautifully old world about the tradition, definitely a must see if it's your first time in London!
Jacket: Barbour Jumper & Jeans: Topshop Scarf: Ralph Lauren Boots: Daisy Street Bag: Ebay
Princess Diana memorial walk plaque
Luckily, most of the main tourist attractions are within walking distance from Green Park. But if you want to skip the traditional ceremonies, take the tube directly to 'Westminster Station' to find yourselves a stones throw away from Big Ben and practically in shadow of the London Eye!
Westminster Abbey's Sundial
We call this the 'looking whimsically into the future' gaze
Before heading home, we spent a good half hour on the London Eye. Although it was surprisingly more expensive than the Eiffel Tower, the stunning 360 views of London seemed worth it. But after ten minutes my camera decided it was far too important for the London Eye and ran out of battery. I luckily had my kodak disposable camera with me, so once I get it developed I'll make sure I share the snaps!
What's your favourite tourist attraction in London? Know any hidden gems?