Day 5 - Wed 31st Aug 2016 - London

We enjoyed a large breakfast and after some good advice, drove to Egham from Windsor, parked for £6 in a commuter parking and payed the £18 each return rail fare to Waterloo Station. The train took less then 1 hour and had free wifi. The private train make a profit. Yearly trains cost are very expensive - eg £4000/yr for 8km metro commute. It's not uncommon to pay £10,000/yr.

We walked from Waterloo Station on a beautiful London day to Buckingham Palace, where the crowds were gathering for the 11:30 changing of the guard. Our walk took us over The Thames via Southbank Centre over the Golden Jubilee Bridge. We walked thru Embankment area to Trafalgar Square to watch the crowds around Nelsons Column

Dinner was with the Scroopes at the Beaumont Hotel. It had been a Jesuit birding high school  from mid 1800s till about 1969. Interesting, Charlie Scroope from Canada has gone to school there after the war for 18mnth.

 We took the train from Windsor to London's Waterloo Station

We took the train from Windsor to London's Waterloo Station

 London Icons

London Icons

 A visit to see the Queen at Buckingham Palace

A visit to see the Queen at Buckingham Palace

 A day out at Buckingham Palace

A day out at Buckingham Palace

 Scroopes on Tour in Parliament House

Scroopes on Tour in Parliament House

 End of the tour of House of Lords. We fought five Knights of the Garter there.

End of the tour of House of Lords. We fought five Knights of the Garter there.

 Westminster Palace (Parliament) where we found lots of Scroope Coates of Arms

Westminster Palace (Parliament) where we found lots of Scroope Coates of Arms

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 After dinner we enacted the Scroope beheadings of 1399, 1405, 1415 & 1660

After dinner we enacted the Scroope beheadings of 1399, 1405, 1415 & 1660

 London to Windsor Train

London to Windsor Train