I went for a walk about in Green Park (right next to the palace) and even ventured past James' Park to the houses of Parliament and saw Big Ben. It was 8.30 am when I saw Big Ben and it struck. Well I was surprised how quiet it was. I expected an enourmous BONG but it was a tiny bong which was really rather lovely
After my date at the Embassy I had enough time left to go and see the changing of the guards. WOWEE! There were soooooooo many people. See the difference between a photo taken at 8 am and one at 11.30am :
|Buckingham Palace at 8 am|
|Buckingham Palace at 11.30 am showing the Fountain|
And here is little very shaky video of what I saw during the Changing of the Guards.
I like London so much that I am certain I'll be going back again before my new Passport runs out ;-)