If there's one thing guaranteed to get the British public roused and out in a tour de force, it's a royal celebration. 2012 sees the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations to commeorate 60 years on the throne of Queen Elizabeth II - only the 2nd monarch in British hisotry to do so.
Today saw the Queen in historic Windsor Castle to welcome her troups at a Muster for Three-Cheers. After which, the Navy (the Senior Service), the Army and the Royal Air Force parade through the old and attractive centre of Windsor - a short trip from London.
The Antelope - the dog friendly pub - The Antelope - your local, dog friendly, beer friendly pub
London - the 11 best pubs - 11 great pubs to have a beer in in London
London - 15 things not to miss - Fifteen things no visitor to London should miss
Hampton Court Palace - RHS Flower Show - The RHS Flower Show at Hampton Court Palace
London - Fullers brewery - Brief information on the Fullers Brewery in south-west London
London - Kew Gardens Palm House - Picture of the week - View of the Palm House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Surbiton - the Olympic torch - The Olympic torch relay goes through Surbiton - one of the suburbs of London
Wimbledon - Fox and Grapes - The facade of the Fox and Grapes pub on the edge Wimbledon Common
London - museums not to miss - Information on and about the museums in London
London - 4 Samuel Smiths pubs - Four great Samuel Smtihs pubs around London for a drink
Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook