In the middle of London sits Trafalgar Square, home to the National Gallery and Nelson’s Column.  As most museums in London are free, the National Gallery and adjacent National Portrait Gallery are amazing ways to pass the time in London, especially with works by Van Gough, da Vinci, and more.

Climbing the Lions in the Square
Nelson’s Column
National Gallery

When you walk down Whitehall from Trafalgar Square, you can see all the government buildings, which are quintessentially London-esque.  You even pass by Downing Street, where the Prime Minister lives! (I was really excited because “Love Actually” is one of the best movies of all time, and Hugh Grant is oh so adorable).  You eventually reach Westminster Abbey, the House of Parliament, and Big Ben, and that’s when you know you’re in London!

Westminster Abbey
House of Parliament and Big Ben