First Official Sightseeing in LondonDecember 19, 2016 in the United Kingdom
I started the day at the Household Cavalry Museum. Amongst the displays were various, original uniforms which not only told the story of the garments but also the actual soldier to whom they had belonged.
From a viewing area I was able to watch these very special squaddies prepare their extraordinary mounts for the morning's interchange.
The cavalry horses, usually Warmbloods, are huge and I would not have been able to reach their wither.
There is a ceremonial change over in the courtyard behind the stables before they head off at a fast trot to the Palace.
A short walk past the heavily secured back entrance to No.10 and onto the Churchill War Rooms. The series of underground bunkers was left virtually intact when abandonded as soon as the war ended.Read more