“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
— Samuel Johnson
Following in the paw prints of a notable Peruvian, we arrived in London at Paddington Station.
We took the
subway metro underground across the city to Trafalgar Square. At the top of his column, Horatio Nelson looks out over the city he saved from the Franco-Spanish fleet.
On the banks of the Thames is the memorial to the Battle of Britain with the words of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
There’s a fascinating blend of old and new. The Morgan Motor Company still embraces traditional styling.
But London’s double decker buses have evolved with time.
The city’s skyline has transformed with the arrival of the Shard, the “Walkie Talkie,” the “Gherkin,” and the London Eye.
The money raised by the National Lottery has had a remarkable effect on the success of the British Olympians, but it has also meant that many museums in the UK have no entry fees. Without spending a penny, you can go and experience chilling creatures at the National History Museum,
or the National Portrait Gallery.
For me the highlight of London is always strolling down the Southbank soaking in the city. It was great to show Yuki the sights and meet up with some old friends.
And remember, be on the lookout for the occasional villain…
they all drive Jaguars…