Marble Arch ping pong
Marks & Spencer
Selfridge & Co.
I walk south from Oxford Street, through the affluent Mayfair district, and look at the great examples of London city architecture.
Regent Street, Picadilly Circus
Then it's about 1/2 mile (3/4 km) over to Trafalgar Square, with the National Gallery at the top of the square and featuring, in the middle, a column topped with a statue of Lord Nelson, who commanded the British Navy at the Battle of Trafalgar.
National Gallery, Nelson's column
After another ten to fifteen minute walk, I arrive at Jubilee Market in Covent Garden, built in 1904 and restored in 1985. Goods used to be delivered to the market on ponies direct from the docks and the building now features a wide variety of arts and crafts and, downstairs, a string ensemble entertaining us.
My first stroll through London captures a lot of great sites and activities and it's time to wind up the first day and think about where to wander next in this great city.