One dreary, rainy Sunday in London <ul><li>Chevy and his new friend Chester cricket spent a day seeing the sights of London. </li></ul>
Travelling around London <ul><li>Chevy got the chance to try multiple types of transportation in London. He rode a double decker red bus, the tube and national rail C2C train. </li></ul>
Chevy on the National Rail C2C Chevy on the upper deck of a double-decker bus! Chevy on the London Underground…or Tube as they call it in London.
The Tower of London <ul><li>Chevy’s first stop on his tour of London was the Tower of London. This castle has a very sordid history. </li></ul><ul><li>It was the home to many of the Kings and Queens of England. </li></ul><ul><li>Many people were held prisoner there. Some were even murdered! </li></ul>
Buckingham Palace <ul><li>Buckingham Palace is home to the Queen of England. </li></ul><ul><li>Buckingham Palace was built in 1702 for the Duke of Buckingham and sold to King George III in 1761. </li></ul><ul><li>It has been the London Royal Residence since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert lived there in 1837. </li></ul><ul><li>Every other day they have a grand ceremony known as the changing of the guards. </li></ul>
Chevy outside Buckingham Palace Chevy at the Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain outside Buckingham Palace
Big Ben <ul><li>Next stop was Big Ben which is right by the buildings of Parliament. Parliament is where the laws are made in the United Kingdom. </li></ul><ul><li>Big Ben is the largest 4-faced chiming clock and 3 rd tallest free standing clock tower in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The clock first started ticking on May 31 st 1859. It turned 151 this year! </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know how many hands Big Ben has? </li></ul>
Chevy and Big Ben Big Ben has no hands! Big Ben is the name of the bell inside the clock tower!
The River Thames & The London Eye <ul><li>The River Thames runs through London. On the bank of the River Thames is the London Eye. </li></ul><ul><li>The London Eye opened in March 2000 and was known as the Millennium Eye. </li></ul><ul><li>A trip on the London eye takes you up about 135 meters or approximately 443 feet. Since you’re in a glass capsule you can see for 40 kilometers or approximately 25 miles in any direction! </li></ul>
Some Random Pictures Another Picture of Chevy at Buckingham Palace. There is the top of the memorial fountain! London is famous for it’s Red Telephone Booths so we had to get at least one picture with one!
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