National Geographic : 1955 Dec
London's heart beats faster as the Life Guards clatter by SUDDENLY, sharp against the humdrum roar of traffic, comes the clean clip of hoofbeats. Your eye is caught by the bobbing scar let of the Life Guards, or by sunlight blinking on the Horse Guards' silver breastplates. All heads turn as the cavalry troop sweeps by with a brave jin gle. London's heart beats faster. Yours will, too. This is a daily scene from Lon don's passing show. It's part of the ageless pageantry of Britain. In spring, summer, fall and win ter, special red-and-gold days of pomp and circumstance await you. Whether you're here for Trooping the Colour in June-or in November for the Lord Mayor's Show-you will be struck by the British genius for showmanship in the grand manner and great tradition. It costs so little, nowadays, to visit this friendly country. In sum mer you need not pay more than $350 for your round-trip trans Atlantic fare by sea, or $522 by air. In Thrift-Season, it can cost as little as $330 by sea, $482 by air, for comfortable accommoda tions. See your Travel Agent. For further information and free illustrated literature, write British Travel Association, Box 182, 336 Madison Avenue, New York 17, New York.