All the talk in London is of the royal wedding, a week or so away. There is a buzz of excitement....every shop you go into the staff are talking about it, and I hear it in snatched conversations on street corners. There are street parties planned and shops crammed to bursting with memorabilia. It seems that the royal family are still hugely popular here....and good for tourism! I went into Trafalgar Square yesterday and couldn't move for the crowds. Apparently the royal wedding has increased tourism numbers enormously.
I had planned to go to the National Gallery but was put off by the crush so went around the corner to the National Portrait Gallery. It was very quiet and I enjoyed a leisurely saunter among images of people from hundreds of years of history. Next I wandered down to the embankment and watched the hordes strolling, cruising the river and ascending in the London Eye before I beat a hasty retreat to the relative peace, quiet and tranquillity of East Twickenham.
|Marble Hill House, Twickenham|