The view from the park looking straight at Buckingham Palace. You can spy it in the middle there.
This part of the park is Kensington gardens I think.
Looking toward Kensington Palace, Kate and Will’s new home under renovations.
Londoners really come here to chill at the end of the day. I like how this gentleman brought his novel and found a stump. I noticed others brought the newspaper and found a chair. It’s a real gathering spot after work in the summer and the park stays open until midnight!
At the end of the day many Londoners also head to their local pub. The pub is really more a neighborhood gathering spot and so many are wonderful restaurants as well.
I love the colorful baskets of flowers that decorate almost all the pubs.
One thing that always surprises is the many places to eat outdoors in England. Even thought their weather is usually not great it’s almost always an option to dine outside. That is so different than here in California where outdoor eating is harder to find. Crazy given the weather differences.