On Saturday 8 November 2014 we headed up to London for the day.
After a trip to Victoria on the train we visited Buckingham Palace before heading to Tower Hill on the District Line. We had a look at the poppies through the crowds at the Tower of London before returning to Blackfriars and the Embankment. As we had our lunch the Lord Mayor’s parade started to go past. We saw the Christ’s Hospital school band and other attractions, ending with the Lord Mayor himself in his amazing golden coach.
After that we walked back along the Embankment to Trafalgar Square and Horseguards Parade to Whitehall. We had a look into Downing Street as we passed by. We had hoped to get permission to go into Downing Street as we have done in previous years but this was turned down by Number 10. Our final stop was the field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey before we made our way back to Victoria, passing Scotland Yard on the way.
The chance to see the poppies at the Tower of London meant that we had more interest from adults than usual and so we were delighted to have such a big party. This proved particularly helpful when a poorly Jacala had to leave early.
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Lord Mayor’s Show gallery
Thanks to Jacala, Matt and Katie for providing the photos