And Big Ben just kind of peaks up on the end. We were back in the area later that night so we got to see it then too!
And Westminster Abbey was right next door! We didn't go inside but the flying buttresses and front facade were quite beautiful to look at.
As we couldn't get closer than the gate, we spent a good amount of time looking at just that, the gate. It had a lot of neat detail.
And since we were in the area, we walked over to Hyde Park, passing this great arch on the way. We were pressed for time so the Hyde Park visit was a quick in and out before hopping on the tube over to the Churchill War Rooms.
(photos by e.hunt)