A rare spot of sun in February London. I had a friend visiting from Boston for the week, which meant that I spent a few days re-visiting all of London’s main tourist sites. We started at Big Ben, made our way past Parliament, up to Westminster Abbey, to my favorite nearby pub, over to the Churchill War Rooms, through St. James Park, past Buckingham Palace, down the mall, and across to Trafalagar Square. This has become my go-to loop for visitors. It’s a lot of walking, but it’s such a nice way to see so much of the city in a short period of time.
It’s strange, though, to explain to guests that this is such an anomaly. In my day-to-day life, these London staples simply are not staples. They are, though, very nice to re-visit them now and then. And it’s beautiful to see London lit up and anew from eager, fresh eyes.