Aha! Another one of London’s major tourist attractions: Buckingham Palace!
Once we arrived there, two Met officers on horseback were yelling: “Off the pavement and onto the sidewalk please!” Several other officers were inside the Palace fence coordinating something.
To my surprise there were troops marching in, then marching out of the Palace a short time later, however they weren’t the usual guards with bearskin hats. Those looked like Nepali soldiers. A short time later more Nepali soldiers emerged, escorting quite a number of ladies in traditional dress. Not sure what was about.
After the soldiers dispersed, I went down the edge of St James Park on my way to the Churchill War Rooms. Turns out, the soldiers were also nearby.
The Churchill War Rooms are a personal interest of mine. Entry was covered in the London Pass too, so no biggie there.
The bunker portions were surprisingly sparse and small for a bunker of such importance. In fact, I feel that there’s more exhibits of Churchill’s life other than those of the bunker itself.
I pretty much stayed till the CWR closing time of 6pm, then went back via the Westminster tube station. I’m not going to post a highlight for this day, so I’ll condense it here.
I stopped in at Canary Wharf to find dinner, but one step into that place and I knew it was likely to be out of my budget. Still, I explored a little of the tube station level.
So about dinner, well I decided to drop in on ASDA and took their offered meal deal at £4.50 per set, with chips and drinks.
As I was quite famished, I got two sets of the meal deal, anyway I could reheat the leftovers in the oven at my place for tomorrow’s breakfast.
All the food was freshly prepared and hot. I got a something-with-bacon and another cheezy-something. Fair enough food, though not the best tasting.
Anyway while I was leaving, I happened to spot this sign while walking back home.
What’s this sorcery?