From near the river Thames, we went to Westminster. After admiring the Big Ben and deciding to not enter the Houses of Parliament (there was a 2 hour wait) much to my disappointment (the architecture is breathtaking!), we went to Westminster Abbey. From here, we took the much recommended walk to Trafalgar Square along Downing Street.
After a quick walk through Trafalgar Square, we walked into the National Portrait Gallery. The gallery is absolutely fantastic. There was a special exhibition of Titian’s paintings on at the time I went in addition to their regular exhibits. From here we head to Soho for a late lunch at a quaint vegetarian cafe called Beatroot. This was followed by a visit to the Expedia office in Angel, Islington. The day ended with a walk along Regent’s Canal and an excellent dinner with friends.
We saw a lot of London over the next few days – Regent’s Park, the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, etc., and thoroughly enjoyed everything we saw, ate, and heard. The Expedia website has numerous sightseeing packages listed that one could book online for hassle-free travel — right from their Hop-on Hop-off tours to the Total London Experience, and themed highlights.