Happy memories of Royal Doulton

This gorgeous building is on the corner of Lambeth High Street and Black Prince Road and used to be the HQ, museum and art school of Royal Doulton when its factory was based in Lambeth. What a good advert this building was for the intricate and beautiful pottery the company produced. their legacy lives on in London!

Iconic London Eye

20 years ago, the London eye didn't exist but now it is one of London's most popular attractions taking visitors on a 30-minute ride in one of 32 pods. On a clear day you can see the 25 miles to Windsor Castle

Royal Mews is open again

The Royal Mews, which makes all the road travel arrangements for the Queen and other members of the Royal Family, has just opened its doors once more. It is one of the finest working stables in existence and offers the chance for people to see the Royal carriages used in ceremonies including the Gold State coach used at every Coronation since George IV's in 1861. Children in particular love to see the Windsor Greys and the Cleveland Bays, the two types of horses used to pull the carriages. Open every day from 10.00 a.m., it is worth every penny of the £12 adult admission fee.

Meandering the Mall

All of my groups just love the Mall! It is included in all of my St James' walks and is where we wait to see the St James' Palace band march past us on its way to Buckingham Palace. It is one of London's most iconic streets what with its red tarmac emulating a red carpet, the flag poles in place in readiness for the state visits and Clarence House, home to the heir to the throne. Not to be missed!

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