The meeting point for this walk is at Piccadilly Circus.
We walk down Lower Regent to Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column in order to hear about the Battle of Trafalgar which was fought by the Royal Navy against the French and Spanish navies. The battle took place on October 21st in 1805.
Together we continue onto Horse Guards Parade by passing through the arch and crossing over Whitehall onto the parade.
We walk to Victoria Embankment Gardens, to the River Thames and the London Eye. Construction of the giant Ferris wheel was started in 1998 and it cost 70 million pounds to build. From here we continue on to Whitehall opposite Downing Street, the prime minister’s residence.
We continue down Whitehall to Parliament Square and onto Westminster Abbey – the burial place of seventeen kings and queens which also contains the Coronation Chair and the tomb of the unknown warrior.
Onwards we walk onto Queen Anne's Gate, a street containing a number of Grade I listed properties, and on towards Birdcage Walk and the Queen’s residence, Buckingham Palace. If it is taking place, we will see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. This is where the walk ends.
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