"London is the most cosmopolitan city in the world" says tour guide
. A very proud Englishman, Joel gave my group an action-packed day of sight-seeing through London. In a 48 hour time frame, we slept little and rode the Tube lots - an adventure in itself - especially during rush hour!
Joel offered a wealth of knowledge, history and trivia of all things U.K.
A statue of Eros, popularly known as Cupid, in Piccadilly Circus, is the number one meeting point for first dates.
Street performers, everywhere.
London is the site of the 2012 Olympics. As you can imagine, there is a city-wide beautification initiative. The digitized sculpture (above), located in Trafalgar Square, tells you how many days, hours, minutes and seconds until the highly anticipated event.
, designed the high-tech modern building which looks like a giant glass egg. It's actually City Hall.
Leadenhall Market is one of the oldest spots in London. Architecturally, it is beautiful and regal.
Additionally, Leadenhall Market, is a popular location for filmmaking. Remember
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
? In this shot, dancers were preparing for a Bollywood number.
You can get your fill of Punk Rockers, street musicians and shopping at Camden Market.
Just to prove I was there!
That's Tower Bridge behind me.
Old and new London.
From William and Catherine coffee cups to William and Catherine condoms, London is ready to take the royal plunge! Every souvenir shop, newsstand and store front window proudly boasts of the upcoming royal nuptials. The royal wedding is on April 29th at Westminster Abbey.
Buckingham Palace. The Queen was not in the house, however. She prefers to spend her weekends at Windsor Castle.
St. Paul's Cathedral at night. This was the meeting place of the London Ghost Tour. (save your pounds)