London - Making the Most of It

As my regular readers know, I like to make the most of any trip be it for business or pleasure.  Taking a long walk in the morning before work is one way I accomplish this.  I'd rather wake up a little early and do something fun rather than sleep in and miss out.  On this trip, I walked from the Pimlico area in London all the way out to Piccadilly Circus and back toward Victoria Station.  Along the way, I saw some lovely flower boxes effectively announcing that spring is on the way!
I spotted this row of miniature Georgian style homes that looked like they'd be more in place in Dublin rather than London.
I got a glimpse of Westminster Abbey up close.
I was impressed by the chandeliers inside this residence near Buckingham Palace.
I was stunned to see huge pelicans sunning themselves on a rock in St. James Park.
Other interesting fowl wandered nearby.
I walked up the steps to Pall Mall.
After jaunting past Piccadilly Circus, I arrived on Carnaby Street, a pedestrian-only thoroughfare.
I stopped for a well deserved coffee at Sacred Cafe.  The place is run by Kiwis so I tried the flat white -- well done!
I saw this lovely sheep adorning the entrance to a nearby building.
I liked the brick accents nearby too.
The architecture and Victorian Arcades that we saw along Piccadilly rivaled those that we admired in Cardiff (link to post).
St. James Palace was striking and worth walking past.  However, be careful as it's easy to stray off the road.  A Bobby (London cop) stopped me when I accidentally turned left onto the palace grounds.  He was super friendly and redirected me along my way (I was looking for the entrance to Green Park and Buckingham Palace).
I liked this lion door knocker on a nearby residence.
Spring was definitely in the air as trees were blossoming near Buckingham Palace.
Overall, I covered about 3.3 miles and took in some great sights and scenery on the way before heading to the office.  Invigorating!
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