This was probably the busiest day of our trip. There were several things we wanted to do and they all happened close to each other, so we did them all! First, we went to the changing of the Horse Guards.
Next, we spent some time walking around St. James Park. Many of the WWI monuments were decorated with poppies.
We were able to take a picture of the "other" side of the Admiralty Arches and the admiralty building.
We also got a nice shot of the Horseguards Parade with the London Eye peeking over the top.
We started to make our way back to the Embankment Tube Station to meet up with one of the Original London Walks. We passed another WWI monument on the way.
And we saw a door that had an interesting knob.
And a taxi cab covered in Scotties! We had seen one earlier in our trip too.
We finally made it to Embankment and met up with the "In the Footsteps of Winston Churchill" walk.
Our guide took us past Benjamin Franklin's house, which was newly opened as a museum. We also saw several buildings that Winston Churchill worked in before he became Prime Minister, including the Admiralty buildings that we took pictures of earlier.
While on the walk, there was a demonstration urging action on Darfur that went through Trafalgar Square, down Whitehall, to the area across from number 10 Downing Street.
We really enjoyed this walk and the perspective it gave us on the buildings we were walking by. The walk ended at the Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum. This is an excellent combination of museums to visit. They really give you a lot of insight into both the life of Churchill, and the way life was for those in the government during WW II. Here is a Christmas tree that they had displayed in the museum.
We walked from the Cabinet War Rooms to Westminster Abbey, where we went to Evensong services.
After evensong, we walked back to the Embankment Tube Station, where we went on another Original London Walk, "The Real World Of Harry Potter - Wizards, Werewolves & Vampires." It was too dark to get a lot of pictures, but we took a few, including the security system warning in Diagon Alley.
We made it to the same area on a later day and Patti couldn't help trying to call the Ministry of Magic. Jeff tried earlier, but his phone booth was in the wrong part of town.