St Bartholomew's gatehouse that leads to the oldest parish church in London - St Bartholomew-the-Great - was built in the sixteenth century and is where Queen Mary ate chicken and drank red wine while watching Protestant martyrs burn at the stake. It was only when a first World War German Zeppelin bomb in 1916 fell nearby that the tiles to this arch fell off to reveal this Elizabethan half timber fronted house built in 1597. Rear view of the Elizabethan gate house.
London Transport museum in Covent Garden has many old posters on display as well as the first buses, tubes and trains. Very interesting museum and recommended for children. Great shop. Call in to look for souvenirs.
Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - BEIJING - AUGUST 19: Chris Hoy of Great Britain celebrates the gold medal after defeating Jason Kenny of Great Britain in the Men's Sprint Finals in the track cycling event at the Laoshan Velodrome on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)