London: Tour De Foot

In London visitors can discover the joys and history of the city by walking

A New Year's vacation in London did not begin well for Loretta Cosman and Marcy Phalen of Beecher, Ill. A rare snowstorm greeted the sisters on their first night, and a visit to Oxford the next day had to be scrubbed when their tour bus got stuck in traffic for three hours. By the time they got to Stratford-upon-Avon, it was too dark to see. So at the urging of others, the pair decided to take a guided walking tour of Westminster and London's West End.

For two hours, through winding streets, a learned guide fed them delightful minutiae about Parliament,...

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