• ivoce47

My visit to London between the two recent terrorist-related attacks. Day 2

We were staying in the Grosvenor Hotel at Victoria. The room was superb on the First Floor Wing. The hotel has 6 Floors. Our friend was on the 6th floor and counted all they steps down.

The hotel was very busy and the breakfast service was also busy. It was not helped by the small area where the buffet was located. Today, it wasn't too bad but the next day, it was chaotic.

The first visit of the day was to Kensington Palace, a place I knew well as my old friend used to live there.

We went to the State Apartments to see Lady Diana's Dresses. Well worth a visit but prebook.

The Kings Staircase

One of the Rooms

One of Lady Diana's Dresses

We left and walked across Kensington Park Gardens to Queensway Tube Station. It was a hot and sunny day.

We travelled to Monument and walked to the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street. It is free to go in but you are advised to book in advance.

Views from the Observation Area

The Shard and with London Bridge (scene of the terrorist-related attack on the 3rd June)

Tower Bridge and the Belfast

Towards St Pauls Cathedral

We dined in the Darwin Brasserie

Views east from the Brasserie

The City Garden Bar

For the Gardeners

We returned to our hotel on the Tube

End of day 3

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