the photo is Churchill in the park by Westminister Abbey-he has always been one of my heroes and certainly saved Great Britain from Hilter especially before the Americans joined the fight.
the day began with a proper English breakfast of grilled tomatoes, eggs, and bangers (sausages which I didn't eat.) Also had some porridge to add to the experience but did not eat any smoked mackerel.
Then it was off on a double decker bus to Westminister Abbey. We were on the open top deck and enjoyed the passing scene as we drove to the Abbey. arrived a few minutes late but were escorted to our seats for the service by an usher dressed in a proper morning coat. The service was familiar but the setting was quite amazing. the history, the people buried under our feet, the choir and the organ-all combined to make it a most memorable church service. As we were walking out I looked down and noticed that we were walking over Sir Issac Newton!
In the afternoon we had a go at the London Underground making sure to "mind the gap" getting in and out of the subway car. we went to a tube station and met up with London Walks for an archaeological experience along the shore of the Thames with Fiona, an expert in this area. we didn't dig but explored the shore at low tide for clay pipes, pieces of pottery, bones, etc. I found some pottery from the Victorian era-fun and quite a different experience. It will make for a different souvenir!
then we finished off the day with dinner at a lovely Greek restaurant along the Thames.