Radio producer and presenter Nicki Bannerman joins you for a pleasant walk past the iconic London Eye on the River Thames, all the way to Buckingham Palace. Amble towards Big Ben and the stunning Houses of Parliament or relive royal weddings and state funerals at Westminster Abbey. Gaze at Number 10 Downing Street to observe the Prime Minister's short commute to work or watch the changing of the guards at Horseguards Parade. Admire Trafalgar square, then head to Buckingham Palace to see if the Queen is in residence as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the magical City of London.
London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Horseguards Parade, Admiralty Arch and Buckingham Palace
London Embankment Tube Station (District and Circle line tube or within walking distance of Charing Cross and Waterloo Main line stations)
Places to stop along the way:
London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Downing Street, Horseguards Parade, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace
Best time of day:
Whilst it is beautiful anytime of day or evening, check opening times and days for locations that you would like to visit along the route. The Changing of the Guards at Horseguards Parade is usually twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, so it is worth checking if you want to visit the parade.
Be vigilant in busy locations with your belongings as in any large city, and be extra careful of traffic when crossing roads. Remember that driving is on the left in the UK.
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