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Edward the Confessor, the Saxon Monarch, built more ..
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The National Gallery
Banqueting House was built in 1622 for James I by more ..
Trafalagar Square is at the centre of London next more ..
The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square was built more ..
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Kings and Queen's of England for over 300 years were more ..
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The Royal Mews is one of the Worlds' finest working more ..
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Westmister Walk, London
Come out of the station at EXIT 4
. You will be opposite the Palace of Westminster looking at the largest four-faced clock tower in the world. Big Ben, is not the Clock Tower, but is the largest bell inside the tower that strikes the hour.
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Turn right on to BRIDGE STREET SW1 towards Parliament Square. Go straight across the busy road and turn right (before the red telephone box) into PARLIAMENT STREET SW1.
Walk up the left-hand side of Parliament Street past Her Majesty's Treasury, the Foreign and Colonial Office and Cenotaph which stands in the middle of the road. You are now in WHITEHALL SW1.
Continue up Whitehall past DOWNING STREET SW1, the London home of the Prime Minister, to Horse Guards.
Walk through the arch on the left to view Horse Guards Parade and the Old Admiralty Offices. Walk back through the arch and back onto Whitehall.
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Continue up Whitehall, passing the entrance to THE MALL SW1 and Admiralty Arch straight into Trafalgar Square. Nelson's Column is guarded by 4 bronze lions, the fountains send jets of water 24m into the air.
Walk to the top of the TRAFALGAR SQUARE to The National and Portrait Galleries. Turn left and walk past the National Gallery then the Sainsbury Gallery Wing into PALL MALL EAST SW1. Continue straight on crossing HAYMARKET SW1 into PALL MALL SW1.
Cross Pall Mall and turn left into WATERLOO PLACE SW1.
Walk to the end of Waterloo Place, to the Duke of York Column. Cross CARLETON HOUSE TERRACE SW1 and walk down The Duke of York Steps. At the bottom
turn right onto THE MALL SW1.
The Mall to
St James's Park
Walk up THE MALL SW1 and take the first road on your right, MARLBOROUGH ROAD SW1, to view St. James's Palace. Turn round and walk back down Marlborough Road and then turn right back onto The Mall.
Continue up The Mall past Clarence House, the official London residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, to Buckingham Palace.
Walk up to Buckingham Palace past the Queen Victoria Memorial. Walk to the left of the palace into BUCKINGHAM GATE SW1.
Follow the road round past the Queens Gallery and shop in to THE ROYAL MEWS SW1. Re-trace your steps back along Buckingham Gate and cross the road into BIRDCAGE WALK SW1.
From Birdcage Walk take the 1st footpath on the left into St James's Park. Follow the Diana, Princess of Wales memorial footpath down the right-hand side of the lake, to the Blue Bridge.
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Cross the Blue Bridge over the lake, turn right and continue down the left-hand side of the lake. Continue straight on past the end of the lake and out of the park into HORSE GUARDS ROAD SW1
. You will be at the rear of Horse Guards looking at the parade ground.
Turn right down Horse Guards Road to CLIVE STEPS
and the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms. Continue down Horse Guards Road, at the end go straight cross BIRDCAGE WALK SW1
into STOREY'S GATE SW1
At the end of Storey's Gate, turn left into THE SANCTUARY SW1
and Westminster Abbey. Walk round the Abbey then up to PARLIAMENT SQUARE SW1
and into GREAT GEORGE ST SW1
. Walk back up to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
Westminster Walk, London - Sightseeing Map