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Downing Street And Westminster Abbey Plus Vietnam Pho, London

FROM TRAFALGAR SQUARE, we walked to Downing Street where the locale of British Prime Ministers are since 1735.   On the way we passed by the Admiralty Arch....
The five arches of the Majestic Admiralty Arch lead from 
Trafalgar Square to the mall towards Buckingham Palace.
This Admiralty Arch was commissioned by King Edward V11 
who dedicated the structure to his mother Queen Victoria.  
 At Downing Street where the Guard House is....
No, not touching the horse... 
I might get a Kick!
At the Guard House... .
Inside the Guard House... just one round and we came out after visiting the museum.. 
Next door is the Downing Street residence where the PM stays and works... 
It was heavily guarded... 
Then from there, we walked to the Westminster....
 A home to many London's most iconic attractions such as the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben..
Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster were originally built on a small island
called Thorney Island and have existed for around 1000 years...
Now I know..... 
Some pictures before it gets dark.... 
And for dinner.... we had these!
Vietnamese Pho and some sidekicks! 
Fried chicken wings was my favourite and the peanut sauce was incredibly tasty....
Well, I can say that was one ravishing meal for us!
 One for the album before the Intake.....
Chúc mừng ăn uống!!!


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  1. I will loves to walk as can see see more things... hehe...

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    1. You are right, even though legs tired but keep on walking..

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  2. Wow! The buildings are so magnificient. All the walking along the well-known streets.

    Nice Vuetnamese cuisine to fill up the tummies and warm up the bodies.

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  3. Westminster Abbey and Big Ben are incredible!!! I thought the horse and rider were statues! I know the palace guards have to stand still and can show no emotion whatever happens. People try to make them laugh.

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    1. Yes, they show no emotion, I guess not supposed to...

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  4. Hehehehe Vietnamese meal is more suitable for you since you prefer Eastern meals to Western meals. Thanks for sharing the photos. Nice to look through them. Good to see all of you enjoying yourselves.

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    1. My posts are getting longer and longer.. hahaaa

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  5. The buildings are awesome and to see it in real life lagi awesome! I really must go there one day lah. Vietnamese for me anytime!

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  6. Another two places where I just went past on top of the double decker and took photographs from there. Not much time and I was spending most of it at the musicals, London West End. Don't leave London without watching one. An experience of a lifetime.

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  7. DIY walks. Distance vary but you can always cut it short.

    https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/top-walking-routes

    Self-guided - Walks - City of London
    https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visit-the-city/walks/Pages/self-guided.aspx

    Daily? Guided tours, tips only. Departing from various tube stations in London
    http://freelondonwalkingtours.com/

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    1. In cooling weather, totally fine as long as not raining... can shed off a lot of calories while walking.. hehehee

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