I was booked for a meeting in London today from 1 to 5. I realised that I could take advantage of this so I took the morning off and headed to London for a bit of sightseeing.
A church! Methodist I think.
And on to my first target
766 The Church of St James, Spanish Place. Roman Catholic.
Views down Oxford Street
And a Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square (well no actually but it is the square).
767 The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street. Roman Catholic.
The Dorchester Hotel. A bit out of my price range.
Apsley House. London Seat of the Duke of Wellington. Lovely art collection.
Hyde Park Corner
Once in the park the noise of the traffic recedes (the building you can see below is the one in the picture of Hyde Park corner). These lovely parks are for me the best things of London. Yes the buildings are amazing the art collections wonderful but here you can walk and enjoy nature. The humble Blue Tit may get dismissed when serious birding takes place but here it is a lovely sight. You can also find Blackbirds, Great Tits , Longtails, chaffinches and woodpeckers. Those who despise the Grey Squirrel have to like it here. There are a few here and I presume they are an isolated population.
The Serpentine provides a home for Mute Swans, Mallards, Geese, Tufties, Pochards, Coots, Moorhen and Great Crested Grebes amongst others
I stopped for a bite of lunch at a Pizza Hut! And a final view of Selfridges before the meeting.