We were the first ones down so we had our pick of tables, which were all beautifully laid out with flowers.
Then we were off to see the changing of the guard. But first, we bought our lunch from a stand.
We walked past the Royal Mews on the way. There was construction at Victoria Station, where we got off, so we only caught the end of the actual changing of the guard, which was somewhat underwhelming anyway.
Through the gate
Me by the fountain of Queen Victoria Monument
In Green Park, on the other side of Buckingham palace
We decided to walk to as many of the nearby parks as we could.
Peeking from under a tree branch in Hyde Park
By the Serpentine in Hyde Park
A tiny jungle in the park!
Tiny jungle from another angle
The Rotten Row, one of the first main roads in London.
In St James Park!
By the gate to St. James.
Then, on to Piccadilly Circus!
Stopped in M & M's World London to see if they had any dark chocolate M & Ms.
Sadly, they only had the kind with peanuts.
Took a detour to see Chinatown
We bought tickets at the discount place tckts, which is directly on Leister Square. After purchasing tickets, we walked up to Covent Garden.
Unfortunately there were only a few actual stalls, the rest was all commercially owned shops and cafes.