From Buckingham Palace, we actually walked our way to the Big Ben. We passed by St. James Park. We passed through a few places which I will narrate below with pictures. ^^
HOW TO GET HERE:
Underground Stations: Westminster Tube Station, St. James Park Tube Station, Embankment Underground Station
Mainline Stations: Charring Cross Railway Station, Victoria Railway Station, Black Friar Railway Station
This might be the Horse Guards Arch but I’m not too sure. Anyway, I got a chance to take pictures with this guard without too many people around. There were quite a few in front of me but since it’s a close quarter, there aren’t too many people that can possibly photo bomb it.
I got to take another one with a guard on a horse! albeit with another tourist on the other side but that can’t really be helped. The sign right above me is not very comforting though. It reads: BEWARE. Horses may kick or bite! THANK YOU. I can’t really go too close and I won’t even dare touch it. What if it kicks me? Or bite me?
The iconic Telephone booth with the parliament building on the background. I took a picture of myself but outside the red telephone booth since you won’t last a second inside that booth, it smelled of urine and poop.
The parliament building up close. There’s a Big Ben and Elizabeth Tower tour for free but it’s only currently available for UK residents only. For more information, you can click here.
Right behind the Big Ben is a bridge and we walked around the Big Ben to reach the bridge. On it, you’d be able to see the London Eye. It’s a very good vantage point to take pictures of it. You can walk further down and turn left if you wanted to get on it.