Today we had more great weather for our second day in the city. The arrangement was to meet Matt of Fun London Tours at Piccadilly Circus. We had booked a walking tour to get the best view of the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. When the group of 22, made up of British, American, Australian, Spanish and Indian visitors were all accounted for we made our way to St. James' Palace to witness the inspection.
On the way Matt paused at various sites of historic interest to pass on interesting information in a fun and humourous way.
As we arrived at our first destination it became apparent that the band supporting today's parade would be from the Lifeguards. As they marched off towards Buckingham Palace Matt guided us through the huge crowds, as we marched alongside the guards. Once at the Palace, being a sunny day in early August the crowds were huge, but again Matt managed to place us in the best position to view proceedings.
The tour ended at Clarence House, where we then made our way to Green Park station so we could get back to Leicester Square quickly for a drink and a bite to eat at the Moon Over Water, (Weatherspoons again). Then it was back to Knightsbridge and Harrods, Burlington Arcade, and Fortnum and Mason, before we enjoyed yet another brilliant afternoon tea at the Wolseley, http://www.thewolseley.com/afternoon-tea next door to the Ritz on Piccadilly.
Another fabulous day.