London – Fish n’ Chips and a walk along the River Thames

Never miss to try a Fish n’ Chips while in London. This traditional dish consists of fried battered fish and hot chips. It is a common take-away food. In London fish and chips shops traditionally use a simple water and flour batter, adding a little baking soda and vinegar to create lightness as they create bubble in the batter. Other recipes may use beer or milk batter, where these liquids are often substitutes for water. This one is a must try while in London.

River Thames intersects the city of London into two. One can enjoy a walk along its banks and can have the nice view of the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge. Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. The white tower which gives the entire castle its name was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.

Tower Bridge, the iconic symbol of London is a combined bascule and suspension bridge built in 1886-1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London. The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways.

An outlet near the Tower of London which sells Fish n' Chips
An outlet near the Tower of London which sells Fish n’ Chips
Fish n' Chips
Fish n’ Chips
The Tower of London
The Tower of London
Entrance to the Tower of London
Entrance to the Tower of London
A closer view of the entrance
A closer view of the entrance
The Souvenir shop near the Tower of London
The Souvenir shop near the Tower of London
Around the Tower of London
Around the Tower of London
Around the Tower of London
Around the Tower of London
Around the Tower of London
Around the Tower of London
The Tower Bridge across the River Thames
The Tower Bridge across the River Thames
The Tower Bridge, a closer look
The Tower Bridge, a closer look

Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the city of Westminister, it has been a focal point for the British People at times of national rejoicing and mourning. The palace chapel was destroyed by a German bomb during World War II and in 1962 the Queen’s Gallery was built on the site and opened to the public to exhibit works of art from the Royal Collection.

The Victoria Memorial was created by sculptor Sir Thomas Brock in 1911 and erected front of the main gates of the Buckingham Palace.

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The Buckingham Palace, another view
The Buckingham Palace, another view
The Buckingham Palace, another view
The Buckingham Palace, another view
The Buckingham Palace gate the details of the Royal Coat of Arms
The Buckingham Palace gate the details of the Royal Coat of Arms
The Buckingham Palace Gates, light
The Buckingham Palace Gates, light
The Queen's Palace, near the palace
The Queen’s Palace, near the palace
The Victoria Memorial in front of the Buckingham Palace
The Victoria Memorial in front of the Buckingham Palace
The Victoria Memorial - Details
The Victoria Memorial – Details
The Victoria Memorial - Details
The Victoria Memorial – Details
The Victoria Memorial - Details
The Victoria Memorial – Details
The Victoria Memorial - Details
The Victoria Memorial – Details
The Victoria Memorial - Details
The Victoria Memorial – Details
The Victoria Memorial - Details
The Victoria Memorial – Details
The Victoria Memorial - the roan in the front
The Victoria Memorial – the roan in the front

St Paul’s Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. The present church, dating from the late 17th century was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. This Anglican cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognizable sights in London.

St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral  - a closer look of the dome
St Paul’s Cathedral – a closer look of the dome
St Paul’s Cathedral - a closer look of the dome
St Paul’s Cathedral – a closer look of the dome

The London Eye the giant Ferris wheel, is located on the south bank of the River Thames. Also known as the Millennium Wheel this 135 meter tall wheel has diameter of 120 meter. The wheel’s 32 sealed and air-conditioned ovoidal passenger capsules are attached to the external circumference of the wheel and rotated by electric motors. Each capsule can hold up to 25 people, who are free to walk around inside the capsule, though seating is provided.

The London Eye
The London Eye
The London Eye, another view
The London Eye, another view

Big Ben the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminister is officially known as the Elizabeth Tower. The tower holds the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is often referred as the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom.

Palace of Westminister and the Big Ben
Palace of Westminister and the Big Ben
Cruise boats on River Thames
Cruise boats on River Thames
The red double decker bus is an iconic symbol of London
The red double decker bus is an iconic symbol of London
London - Street View
London – Street View
London Street View
London Street View
London Street View
London Street View
London Street View
London Street View
London Street View
London Street View
London Street View
London Street View
London Street View
London Street View
London Street View
London Street View
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