Happy bday Ely!

Spring has started!!
Which better way to celebrate it than with a nice little trip? Maybe not too far away, in a fun, cultural ... and if we also add a touch of "blue blood"? well, yes, then it would really complete!

I'm talking about the beautiful London with a low cost flight !
Here you can find and do pretty much everything, from shopping (from Harrod's, Portobello, Camden Markets ...), to the extraordinary visits to museums (National Gallery, Natural History, MuseumVictoria & Albert Museum, Tate, etc ...) to the endless walks surrounded by the most famous monuments in Europe (Palace of Westminster, Big Ben, Tower Bridge ...), look at the wonderful London Bridge at sunset and then go for a drink in Trafalgar Square or even better to Piccadilly Circus!

And if we find ourselves in the middle of June (Saturday 15 precisely) we could even be invited to the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Trooping the color, a fantastic military parade whose tradition is renewed every year since 1820.

Despite being born on April 21, it is celebrated in June, as the weather is better for the ceremony! One more reason to go then!
From Buckingham Palace to Whitehall, then return back.
At 11:00 am the Royal Procession arrives in front of the Queen to receive a Royal Salute.
At the end of the ceremony Queen Elizabeth II, along with the members of the royal family, assists from the balcony of Buckingham Palace to the performances of the RAF in her honor while at midday 41 guns salutes are fired from the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery at Green Park.

The procedure takes about an hour, too little to risk getting bored!
In the absence of ticket (hard to find), you can attend the ceremony from St. James's Park.

A nice way and a little more affordable place to stay in London is to go to some hostel or rent an apartment online, even better if you go with friends so as to divide the expenses and have more pennies ... oops pounds to spend in some nice shop!

So enjoy your trip and do not forget the gift for Ely! ;-)

 

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