Sunday, August 31, 2014


Friday 8 August
In the morning we walked down Lambeth Road to the Imperial War Museum.
Several weeks earlier the new World War I galleries had opened for the centenary of the First World War and this was the focus of the visit though we also explored other exhibits at the museum. Details about the visit can be found in a post in the Exploring Military History blog.

We then walked back to the river and crossed to the north bank to explore some of the monuments on that side of the river.
In the Victoria Tower Gardens, next to Parliament House we found a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) who was one of the key players in the fight for women to be able to vote in Britain.
We walked past Parliament House and it is hard not to be impressed by this beautiful building.

Keeping to the military theme of the morning we then walked down Whitehall where the Cenotaph,
the monument to the Women of World War II
and statues of British military figures are to be found.

Summer in London and colourful baskets and pots of flowers are to be found decorating buildings everywhere.

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