Big Ben, another London icon

After wandering around Westminster abbey, I continued my way towards Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, looking a bit apprehensive as tons of buses were unloading their crazy passengers. I managed to take a few pictures of the famous Clock Tower. I thought that Big Ben was the name of the tower, but apparently, Big Ben is the giant bell in the belfry of the clock tower. And the clock is called the great Westminster clock.

Houses of Parliament were completely deserted as it is closed on Sundays, so I made my way to the Victoria gardens next to it to have a view on the London eye. The sky was getting more and more cloudy, and I couldn’t stop thinking it was going to rain… I hesitated walking to Trafalgar Square or taking the metro to get there… I chose the first option !

I passed in front of some fancy guards, and finally arrived at Trafalgar Square. On the way, I saw that Martin Freeman was playing in a theatre (this guy is everywhere !!!) !

Trafalgar Square is a vibrant open space, a lot of people are there, and don’t even think about taking a picture of the four lions that guard Nelson’s column…. since it’s covered with children or tourists that want a fancy picture with the lions :D I sat down on the stairs near the National Gallery before it started to rain, a sign that it was time to go back to the hostel… (to be continued)


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