London – Day 3

After a late night last night, we took it easy this morning. Around noon we left the hotel and headed to the National Gallery. Along the way we walked down Denmark Street which is the setting for the Cormoran Strike books, one of my favorite series.

Denmark Street

The National Gallery has a wonderful collection.

In the National Gallery
Van Gogh

Outside the museum, in Trafalgar Square, there were pro Ukrainian and pro Russian demonstration going on. Duke voiced his opinion.

Pro Ukrainian
Pro Russian

From the National gallery we walked down Whitehall towards parliament while listening to the Rick Steves Westminster audio tour


We had a tour of the Houses of Parliament scheduled for 3:30. It was a 90 minute tour and it was wonderful. We saw both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The guide walked us through a history of how democracy developed in the UK, how it all works and where things happen. We were not allowed to take pictures most place inside the building. But picture taking was allowed inside Westminster Hall where the Queen laid in state and where speeches from visiting heads of state are given.

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
Westminster hall.

The walk back to our hotel was cold. So it was nice to listen to jazz in the bar, eat in the hotel restaurant, and not have to bundle up and go out again.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

3 thoughts on “London – Day 3”

  1. I have a friend who is traveling with me to London. How does she access your blog? I get emails now and I don’t remember how to access that initially.
    Thanks for this and your comments and photos.

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    1. Lori, the blog is at You can also just Google my name. The YouTube channel is
      Our YouTube video of London will be published soon. Let me know if you have other questions.


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