Return of the Grand Adventure - England & France travel blog

Taneisha at Buckingham Palace gates

Logan at Buckingham Palace gates

Greeting the crowd from the balcony.

The girls enjoying lunch at Buckingham Palace

Xavier and Josh at Buckingham Palace

Kye, Phil and Logan enjoying lunch at Buckingham Palace

Keziah enjoying dessert at Buckingham Palace

Jonathan enjoying dessert at Buckingham Palace

Grandma enjoying dessert at Buckingham Palace

Logan and Xavier ready for dessert at Buckingham Palace

Xavier enjoying dessert at Buckingham Palace

Taneisha enjoying dessert at Buckingham Palace

Logan enjoying dessert at Buckingham Palace

Kye enjoying dessert at Buckingham Palace

Sharlene enjoying dessert at Buckingham Palace

Josh loving his macaroon at Buckingham Palace

Xavier in the Family Pavilion at Buckingham Palace

Logan in the Family Pavilion at Buckingham Palace

Xavier, Logan & Taneisha in The Family Pavillion

Keziah in the Family Pavilion at Buckingham Palace

Xavier in the Family Pavilion at Buckingham Palace

Brothers at Buckingham Palace

Xav. trying on a Guard's hat at the Buckingham Palace shop.

Eating ice cream Buckingham Palace gardens.

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

Xavier and Uncle Jonna at St. Paul's Cathedral

Taneisha by the Thames at night

Keziah by the Thames at night

Keziah by the Thames at night

Logan by the Thames at night

Keziah and Logan by the Thames at night

Xavier by the Thames at night

By Tower Bridge

By Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

A Bollywood movie was being filmed by Tower Bridge as we went...

Keziah & Josh on Tower Bridge. This bus driver actually stopped for...


We were lucky enough to get a tour inside Buckingham Palace today. Unfortunately there are no cameras allowed inside the Palace, but we went into The Quadrangle, The Grand Staircase, The Throne Room, The Green Drawing Room, and many more. We saw a lot of beautiful old art, historic thrones, and lots of other historic Royal pieces. It was a truly amazing experience. Logan thought it was "really cool", and Xavier said "it was awesome". We had lunch at the Palace, and each enjoyed a beautiful raspberry macaroon after lunch. We then went into the Family Pavillion where the kids dressed up, and had a bit of fun. We took a look at the Palace shop (and picked up a couple souviniers) and went for a walk through the gardens, where we enjoyed an ice cream.

After leaving Buckingham Palace we made our way to St. Paul's Cathedral, which used to be the tallest structure in London. The tallest structure is currently The Shard.

Today is the last day that the 10 of us are in London together. Tomorrow we begin to head north. Phil and Josh headed out to pickup our car, while the others went to see Salvos IHQ. Unfortunately the place was closed already at 4.15 so they couldn't get in

This evening we headed back into walk along the Thames and enjoy London by night again. We were hoping to go on the London Eye, however it closed at 6 o'clock. We were amazed that it was not open to see London's night skyline.

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