We were invited by Ken's cousin Stan Harstine, right, to join a tour he co-leads to London for his students.
[For photos of the group, see separate gallery: Friends University group.
Four undergraduates from Kansas in a London phonebooth.
View from the Embankment across the Thames
Monument to the 1940 Battle of Britain.
We sat in the front seat, top level, of a London bus -- good view of the street scene and other buses.
During the trip we took many photos of buses, trains, unusual cars, canal boats, bicycle racks -- see separate Transport album, if interested.
British Museum. For more pictures of the museums we visited, and what we saw in them, visit separate Museums album.
St. Pancras Hotel and station
Closeup of St Pancras hotel
St Pancras Station.
One segment of an impressive sculpture at St Pancras Station.
Military flyover on June 15, 2013 at end of the Trooping of the Colours at Buckinham Palace,
London is always changing. Much construction in progress.
Happy tourists along the Embankment near Tower of London. Ken is wearing his new British hat.
Tower Bridge as seen from the Embankment near Tower of London.
Gates on the Smithfield meat market.
See separate gallery for many, many more photos of English plants, gardens, and parks.
I love this bench in the British Library! I remember learning in library school years ago that valuable reference books were chained in place in the British Museum library reading room, so I recognized the significance of this design immediately.
The King's Library (formerly in the British Museum) is on display in a six-story glass cube inside this new British Library. On right is a restaurant. Down these stairs is a snack bar, and the way out.
Bletchley Park (National Codes Centre) -- very important (and secret) during World War II.
See separate album for more photos of our visit to Bletchley Park.
Orange-plum cake and a refreshing drink of Wild Elderflower Bubbly:
"Wild Devonshire elderflowers, plucked in May and June, are used to make this traditional country drink. It's made from an old local recipe – just as you'd make at home. ... Slightly sparkling."
Narrowboat going through the locks at CamdenTown
See separate album for more about canal boats