We had been to the Changing of the Guard on a Saturday and arrived 90 minutes early at the recommendation of many on-line posters. There were only small crowds that day, which I thought was surprising for the weekend.
Buckingham Palace with the Victoria monument in front...
This is as much as I could see of what was going on inside the gate. You almost have to go twice. Once to see the guards coming up the Mall, and a second time to be close to the gate where the changing of the guard takes place.
This was the crush of people at the gates, so there was no chance of getting in close to see what happens inside. We decided to try it again on Monday, only this time we would position ourselves at the gates.
We decided instead to walk to Harrods...cue Google maps to lead the way. That worked really well until Google kept telling us we were there and we couldn't find it. We walked around the same block twice and I was thinking "Who can't find Harrods!" Google was having a moment I guess. After entering the address instead of just the store name, Google finally decided to lead us there. Success!
I looked through ladies' wear and checked out the lovely washrooms. I didn't think things were unreasonably priced, but more money than we wanted to spend on anything, so off we went to a place we could afford...the food hall! Now, we were talking! Everything is so clean and beautifully presented.
And there were the usual buskers performing...I guess I was more interested in the buildings than the buskers.
James and Street Cat Bob hoping he would be doing a book signing somewhere near us, but it wasn't to be. Buying the book would just have to do.