London

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I only spent one week in London, but that was enough time to take in many of the famous sights and places that I had heard of all my life: Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and even seeing Cats in its original theater on Drury Lane. (1996)

A view over London from St Paul's Cathedral. Here's Her Majesty's Buckingham Palace right before the changing of the guard. The famous statue of Lord Nelson at Trafalgar Square. One of the principle "symbols" of London is Big Ben the clock (actually, the bell in the clock) on top of the Parliament building. Everything they say about the "mad" pigeons at Trafalgar Square are true---the will all run up to you at once and heaven help those who don't have anything to feed them. Needless to say, London is full of history and the Tower in particular. That's not even to mention the impressive Crown Jewels which are kept here (and are even used in ceremonies to this day!) "Sentries" stand guard outside the Hampton Court Palace gates---the building and especially the gardens here are spectacular. At Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum---the fifth Beatle perhaps?