London, England: Part Three – Tips and Photos of Architecture & Icons

Mia and I in front of two classic London Icons (black cab & a red double-decker bus)!

Mia and I in front of two classic London Icons (a black cab & a red double-decker bus).  I love that one of the cab drivers has an Old Guys Rule shirts on!

This is part three of a three-part series of our London, England Adventure. This post will include some of the remaining photos that we took while touring London.  I hope that you have enjoyed my posts from England!

Here are a few photos of London Icons:

Mia sitting on one of the green & white relaxing chairs at St. James's Park.

Mia sitting on one of the green & white relaxing chairs at St. James’s Park. It was so nice to just stop and relax for about 20 minutes to take a break from exploring.

I thought this photo ended up interesting since I took it so quickly... with the guy on the phone walking in front of the London Bridge Sign.

The London Bridge Sign.

A classic red telephone booth close to St. Paul's Cathedral.

A classic red telephone booth close to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

"Hahn/Cock" sculpture by Katharina Fritsch at Trafalgar Square.

“Hahn/Cock” sculpture by Katharina Fritsch at Trafalgar Square.

Mia and I in front of classic red telephone booths.  Mia asked, "What's a telephone booth?!?!" :)

Mia and I in front of classic red telephone booths. Mia asked, “What’s a telephone booth?!” Boy, did that make us feel old! This was the first time she has ever seen one. 🙂

The Ghost Bus Tours

The Ghost Bus Tours

London Tip #7: Check closing times for all attractions as many close earlier than you might expect.  After living in Central Florida for the past 25 years, we have been used to places staying open pretty late for tourists especially in the summer.  However, it seems that places in Europe close much earlier.  Therefore, you must plan accordingly to make sure that you fit as much in as possible especially if you only have a few days in London.

London has to have some of the most beautifully designed architecture in the world. Many of the buildings have such detail that you cannot help wanting to stop and just look around and enjoy all of it.  St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower Bridge really stood out to me and were truly breathtaking.  Here are a few more photos from our adventure:

St. Paul's Cathedral.

St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The amazing detail of St. Paul's Cathedral.

The amazing detail of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Columns at St. Paul's Cathedral.

Columns at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The beautiful St. Paul's Cathedral.

The beautiful St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The beautiful Tower Bridge taken from the London Bridge.

The beautiful Tower Bridge taken from the London Bridge.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge taken from the top of a double-decker bus.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge.

Mia and Danny at Trafalgar Square.

Mia and Danny at Trafalgar Square.

Mia and I at Trafalgar Square.

Mia and I at Trafalgar Square.

Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square.

Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square.

Trafalgar Square.

One of the many lion statues in London.

One of the many lion statues in London.

Clock on Fleet Street.

Clock on Fleet Street.

Statue of Queen Elizabeth on Fleet Street.

Statue of Queen Elizabeth on Fleet Street.

Sunday Post building on Fleet Street.

Sunday Post building on Fleet Street.

The Royal Courts.

The Royal Courts of Justice.

Banners along Regent St. to celebrate 60 years since the coronation of The Queen.

Banners along Regent St. to celebrate 60 years since the coronation of The Queen.

Saying goodbye to London!

Saying goodbye to London! We hope to visit again one day!

Our next planned adventure in Europe will be our first trip to Paris!  It is already time for me to start researching where and what we should explore there.  Please let me know if anyone has any tips or suggestions on must sees there! 

7 thoughts on “London, England: Part Three – Tips and Photos of Architecture & Icons

    • Thank you! I enjoyed checking out your blog today. Looks like you had an adventure in London too! Thanks for following along! 🙂

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    • Thanks Babs! We should all visit London together one day! Loved your photos from your recent adventure. You take such amazing photos!! My camera fell off my lap on one of the double decker buses in London and cracked the LCD screen, so I have to try to get it fixed or find a new one here. Hoping to be ready to start taking photos again soon! I’m feeling a little lost with a broken camera right now!

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  1. That phone booth picture and caption had me laughing. But you are right, this generation doesn’t know what one is. Someone gave my son and old school Fisher Price phone pull toy. It took him a few days to realize that it was a toy phone because he had only ever seen our cell phones! Look forward to reading more adventures!

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  2. That photo and caption of the phone booth had me laughing. But you are right this generation doesn’t know what one is. Someone gave my son an old school Fisher Price phone pull toy when he was younger. It took him a few days to realize that it was a toy phone, similar to his toy cell phone. Look forward to reading more if your adventures!

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    • I’m glad that I had you laughing about the phone booth. Yes, I was so surprised to hear Mia ask me what one is! I remember those old school Fisher Price pull toys. They were great, but I’m sure the kids these days would think otherwise. Lol Thanks for following along! I look forward to reading more of your adventures too!

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