How to get to Saint John's Smith Square by tube ... the route (follow the green line) that will make most sense to anyone staying in either of BtP's Basecamp Hotels. You come out of Westminster tube station, and immediately see the tower of Big Ben and The London Eye. The walk to St John's is 460 paces (BtP counted). On that short walk the tourist will pass by Parliament Square, The Palace of Westminster, St Margaret's Chapel in the grounds of Westminster Abbey, Old Palace Yard, statues of George V, Oliver Cromwell, and someone on a horse, the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Memorial, The Jewel Tower, Henry Moore's 'Knife Edge' sculpture, Abingdon Street car park, and the Slovenian Embassy.
The Palace of Westminster, seen while walking from the Tube Station to the concert venue
Almost outside the venue, looking back at Big Ben, not far away
Street approaching the venue: not everyone has been impressed by
the beauty of this building, which was described
by Charles Dickens in Our Mutual Friend as resembling 'a petrified monster on its back with its legs in the air.'
Steps up to the entrance
St John's Smith Square, taken in a concert interval
Again, a view over people's heads from behind the back row of paying seats
BtP props up the mighty pillars outside, or vice versa
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