My son, daughter-in-law, and their children recently moved to London, where they hosted an insider's view of the city for my wife and I.
Travel to York
Travel to Greenwich
Miscellaneous London neighborhoods and street scenes
Sigmund Freud lived and worked in this house
in London after fleeing the Nazis. (below)
Typical Hampstead houses in Freud's neighborhood.
A quaint street in the heart of London, Daleham Mews.
Camden town near Camden Locks. Counterculture central in London.
English countryside from train window on trip to York in the north of England.
Small English town as viewed from train.
York Minster cathedral
Interior of York Minster
Painted figures on tomb in Minster
For a small entrance fee, one can climb (275 steps) to the top of the central tower of the cathedral. The following are shots of the Minster and views of the medieval central town.
The heart of medieval York is the Shambles, originally the quarter where the slaughterhouses were located.
York has almost 2 miles of intact medieval walls.
National Railway Museum
Greenwich is the site of the Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum, and the Royal Observatory.
Tower Bridge from the south side of the Thames.
View of London from Greenwich.
Original site of Greenwich palace and birthplace of Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.
Royal naval college.
Belgravia ('posh' section and home to many embassies)
Natural History Museum
Window at dusk
Queen's Garden (note the tropical plants)
How the other half lives
View from a bus of buses (public transportation is very good in London, but one can feel overwhelmed by all the buses).