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This page covers 2004-2006. More recent photos can be found on page 2.

London, the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, seat of the monarchy, centre of the dissolved Empire. In September 2004 I went to visit Mr Bidwell in Hemel Hempstead, and spent a couple of days in London. As you might expect, this wasn't nearly enough time to get around everything. In particular, I did see:

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace.
Guards at the palace.
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria.
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace.
The Mall
The Mall.
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey.
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey.
Big Ben
Big Ben, The Houses Of Parliament.
Big Ben
Clock faces.
London Eye
The London Eye and the Saatchi Gallery.
George saw London, and it was good.
The Houses Of Parliament, by Charles Barry and AWN Pugin.
The Cenotaph.
Admiralty Arch
Admiralty Arch.
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square & The National Gallery
British Museum
The British Museum.
Great Hall
ß in The Great Hall.
Great Hall
The Great Hall.
Elgin Marbles
One of the Elgin Marbles.
A classical statue.
Elgin Marbles
The Elgin Marbles.
The river Thames and The Houses Of Parliament.
St. Paul's
St. Paul's Cathedral.
More of London, from the Stone Gallery in the dome of St. Paul's.
The view of the ground from the top (the Golden Gallery, roughly 280 feet high).
St. Paul's
St. Paul's Cathedral, by Wren.
ß on the tube.
Wellington Arch
The Wellington Arch (Constitution Arch).

I had reason to make a quick visit to London again in December 2004.

Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum, by Waterhouse.
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey.
Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall.
Albert Memorial
The Albert Memorial, by George Gilbert Scott.

And March 2005.

St. Pancras
St. Pancras Hotel, by George Gilbert Scott.

And for a little holiday in June 2005. This time we did:

Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum.
They have a tyrannosaur!
Carnival of the animals.
V and A
Victoria & Albert Museum.
St. Paul's
St. Paul's.
Pip on the London Eye.
Tate Modern
Tate Modern, previously Bankside power station, by Giles Gilbert Scott.
St. Paul's
St. Paul's.
St. Pancras
The grand staircase of St. Pancras (St. Pancras Chambers/Midland Grand Hotel).
St. Pancras
Interior of St. Pancras.

August 2005.

V and A
The V & A has a gigantic cast of Trajan's Column.
V and A
The V & A.
Click to enlarge National Provincial Bank
Old National Provincial Bank.
Bank Of England
The Bank Of England.
The City
The City.
Royal Exchange
The Royal Exchange.
Prudential Offices
Prudential Offices, Holborn.
Chancery Court Hotel
Chancery Court Hotel.
Maughan Library
Maughan Library, Chancery Lane.

Autumn 2005.

Sovereign's Entrance
The Sovereign's Entrance at The Palace Of Westminster.
Window in Westminster Hall.
Westminster Hall
Westminster Hall, 900 years old.
Old Bailey
The Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey).
The Guildhall.
Hyde Park
Hyde Park.
Marble Arch
Marble Arch.
Science Museum
The Science Museum.
Charles Babbage's brain
Charles Babbage's brain.
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge.
Port Authority Building
The Port Authority building.
Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus.
Horse Guards
The Horse Guards.
Cleopatra's Needle
Cleopatra's Needle.
Royal Courts Of Justice
The Royal Courts Of Justice.
City boundary
The city boundary.
Lincoln's Inn
Lincoln's Inn.
The Monument
The Monument.
Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral.
HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast.
Golden Hinde
The Golden Hinde.
Victoria Tower Gardens
Victoria Tower Gardens.
Ministry Of Defence
The Ministry Of Defence, by E. Vincent Harris.
Click to enlarge
Tate Gallery
The Tate Gallery.
Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall.
Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace.
British Museum
The British Museum.
The Admiralty.
Queen's Tower
Queen's Tower at Imperial College.
Senate House
Senate House.
Temple Church
Temple Church, Inner Temple.
Temple Church
The knights in Temple Church.
St. Stephen's church
St. Stephen's church, Hampstead.
Broadcasting House
BBC Broadcasting House.
Royal Academy Of Art
The Royal Academy Of Art.
Foreign Office
The Foreign Office, by George Gilbert Scott.
Portobello Road
Portobello Road, Notting Hill.
Brompton Cemetery
Brompton Cemetery.
Royal Chelsea Hospital
The Royal Chelsea Hospital.
Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station.
Bush House
Bush House, Kingsway.
Harrod's, Knightsbridge.
Temple Bar
Temple Bar, reconstructed near St. Paul's.
St. James's Palace
St. James's Palace.
Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace.
University College
University College.
Middlesex Guildhall
Middlesex Guildhall.


Victoria House
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square.
Westminster Cathedral
Westminster (Catholic) Cathedral.
Vauxhall Cross
Vauxhall Cross, the home of MI6.
Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace, home to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Liberty's department store.
Palace Of Westminster
The Palace Of Westminster.
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's looms over Temple Bar and the column of Paternoster Square.
Jewel tower
The jewel tower of the old Palace Of Westminster.
Millennium Dome
The Millennium Dome.
Cutty Sark
The Cutty Sark.
Painted hall at the Naval College
The painted hall at the old Royal Naval College.
Royal Naval College
The old Royal Naval College.
Queen's House
The Queen's House, Greenwich.
Royal Observatory
The Royal Observatory.
The metropolis, as seen from Greenwich.
Royal Observatory
The Royal Observatory.
Prime Meridian
The Prime Meridian.
Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall.
Brompton Oratory
Brompton Oratory and the V&A.
The Guildhall.
Gog and Magog
Gog (R) and Magog (L), giants said to have been killed by Brutus when he was founding New Troy.
Mansion House
Mansion House.
Guildhall library
The Guildhall library.
London Stone
The London Stone, said to be the altarpiece of Brutus' temple, or alternatively the Roman milestone marking the centre of Londinium.
Leadenhall Market
Leadenhall Market.
Smithfield Market
Smithfield Market.
Apsley House
Apsley House.
Methodist Central Hall
Methodist Central Hall.
St James' Park
St. James' Park.
Banqueting House
Banqueting House, the last remnant of Whitehall Palace.
Burlington House
Burlington House.
Banqueting House
Banqueting House.
Methodist Central Hall
Methodist Central Hall.
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey.
Lincoln's Inn
Lincoln's Inn.
Old Curiosity Shop
The Old Curiosity Shop.
City Temple
The City Temple.
High Holborn
High Holborn.
Staple Inn
Staple Inn.
Freemasons' Hall
Freemasons' Hall.
Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House.
Wesminster Council House
Westminster Council House.
St James The Less
St. James The Less, Pimlico.
Madame Tussaud's
Madame Tussaud's and the Planetarium.
Goodge Street Bunker
WWII bunker, near Goodge Street.
Sherlock Holmes' Residence
Supposed residence of Sherlock Holmes.
The Mall
The Mall bedecked for the Trooping The Colour.
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace.
Somerset House
Somerset House.
Imperial Airways
The Imperial Airways building.
Imperial College
Imperial College (Royal School Of Mines).
Royal College Of Music
The Royal College Of Music.
South Kensington
South Kensington.
Barker's, Kensington.
Brompton Oratory
Brompton Oratory.
Brompton Oratory
Brompton Oratory.
Sion Hall
Sion Hall.
Winchester Palace
Winchester Palace.
City Of London School
The City Of London School.
Charing Cross
Charing Cross.

Pip and I visited Windsor and Eton in July 2006. Although not within Greater London, it is but a day's march away and hence is included here. Both towns are lovely, and feel exceedingly English. The castle stands on a hill next to the Thames, and is the highest point for miles around.

Eton College Chapel
Eton College Chapel.
Eton College
Eton College.
The walls of Eton were inscribed with this wonderful calligraphic graffiti.
Eton chapel
Eton chapel.
Eton library
Eton library.
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle perched on its hill overlooking Eton, across the Thames.
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle. On the left is St. George's Chapel, and on the right is the Round Tower.
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle towers over the town.
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle.
Windsor Castle
The upper ward of Windsor Castle.
St. George's Chapel
St. George's Chapel. One can see how high up Windsor Castle is.
St. George's Chapel
St. George's Chapel.
St. George's Chapel
St. George's Chapel.
Windsor Great Park
The Long Walk, in Windsor Great Park.


National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum.
Royal College Of Organists
The Royal College Of Organists.
Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square.
All Saints' Church
All Saints' Church, Margaret Street.
The Royal Institute Of British Architects.
Wellington Arch quadriga
The Wellington Arch quadriga.
Chapter house of Westminster Abbey
The chapter house of Westminster Abbey.
Hyde Park Corner
Hyde Park Corner, with Decimus Burton's screen.
South Kensington
South Kensington.
Royal Exchange
The Royal Exchange.
Gray's Inn hall
Gray's Inn hall.
Lincoln's Inn chapel
Lincoln's Inn chapel.
Lincoln's Inn chapel
Lincoln's Inn chapel.
Metropolitan Tabernacle
The Metropolitan Tabernacle.
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum.
Carreras cigarette factory
Carreras cigarette factory.
Royal Victoria Patriotic Building
The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building.
St. Olave Hart Street
St. Olave's, Hart Street.
St. John's Gate
St. John's Gate.
Atkinson's building
Atkinson's building, Mayfair.
Royal Doulton potteries
The remains of the Royal Doulton potteries on the south bank.
St. Charles Hospital
St. Charles Hospital, North Kensington.
St. John The Baptist, Kensington
St. John The Baptist, Kensington.
St. John The Baptist
St. John The Baptist.
St. Stephen's Tower
St. Stephen's Tower.
Trinity Hospital
Trinity Hospital, Greenwich.
Crosby Hall
Crosby Hall, Chelsea.
Old Royal Naval College
The old Royal Naval College.
Chapel at the Naval College
The chapel at the Naval College.
St. Katherine's Church
St. Katherine's Church, Regent's Park.
Globe Theatre
The Globe Theatre.
Royal Holloway
Royal Holloway College.
Chapel at the Royal Holloway
The chapel at Royal Holloway.
Holloway Sanatorium
Holloway Sanatorium, Virginia Water.
Great Hall at the Sanatorium
The Great Hall at the Sanatorium.
Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral.
Herb garret
The herb garret and old operating theatre.
The metropolis.
Royal Courts Of Justice
The Royal Courts Of Justice.
Middle Temple Hall
Middle Temple Hall.
Guildhall Library
The Guildhall Library.
Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace.
Maughan Library
The Maughan Library.
Foreign Office
Durbar Court at the Foreign Office.
Foreign Office
The Foreign Office.
Highgate Cemetery
Highgate Cemetery gates.
Highgate Cemetery
Highgate Cemetery.
Highgate School
Highgate School.
Gaumont State, Kilburn
Gaumont State cinema, Kilburn.
Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station.
Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station
A glorious ruin.
Old Dulwich College
Old Dulwich College.
Dulwich College
Dulwich College.
Dulwich College
Dulwich College.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Mausoleum at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

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