A Ferret Armoured car outside the Guards Museum
It's a small museum, but very full of artifacts, uniforms and history, telling the history of the 5 regiments of footguards from their formation upto the present day. It took me just over an hour to walk round, and I read most of the information boards. One section I found particulary interesting was that of the sudan conflict with several items taken from the dervishes on display. The active service and ceremonial duties of the footgaurds are both covered. The very personal nature of a lot of the items on display was nice as well. And prehaps inevitably the old regimental drums on display were particulary impressive with some superb detailing. The museum charges £4 for an adult entry, which was fair I think.
After leaving the museum I walked round St. James park and took a stroll around horsegaurds parade which features statues of the Victorian heroes, Feild Marshalls Wolseley, Roberts and Kitchener.
Neither museum allowed photography inside, which was annoying, but still I had an interesting couple of hours.