Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Exploring London in Few Days

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, For there is in London all that life can afford.”
– Dr. Samuel Johnson 1707-1784
First Day
We left Newry County, Northern Ireland by 1pm for Heathrow London. We stayed  in the newly opened Travelodge in Terminal 5.

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Terminal 5 just opened, it was a mess,
it's in the news all over London!


The first thing we did, we visited and studied the London Underground, known as the “tube”. It’s the oldest metro system in the world, built in 1863. It will connect to 270 stations in greater London. We often get the off peak ticket, cheaper and can use for a day, no matter how many times you take the tube.
We had dinner at one of the Chinese Restaurant, no choice! hahaha!

Second Day
We went to Taiwan Representative Office for Mister's visa (back in Taiwan), near Buckingham Palace. Just right in front of their office is Victoria Train Station, it's one of the starting point of "Hop on Hop off Tour" for city sightseeing. It's also included Thames River Cruise. Ticket is also valid 24 hours.It was sunny, windy, and chilly! Here are some photos taken on that day:

St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey
St. Margaret's Church
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Big Ben - sign post for the Houses of Parliament
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Tower of London

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Tower Bridge (known as London Bridge)

British Airways London Eye

@ Travalgar Square
Third Day
It was raining, we hop around in some places like Buckingham Palace, Leicester Square, British Museum (closed that day!), and just went to Harrods (one of the famous stores). We bought snacks, chocolates, and some fruit teas. Yes, it's very expensive place!

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We  wanted to watch Lion King or Wicked ( tickets were sold out!) Anyways, we just booked our trip for Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath for the following day.

9 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks as though you had an incredible trip! Love your photos! Wonderful look at London! Thanks for sharing your trip! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Great views shared, the church shots are grand. Great architectural marvel.

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  3. Beautiful My World posting

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    My Word Tuesday post

    Seen on My World Tuesday

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  4. what a lovely trip documented superbly with images. i would love to see uk someday too.

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  5. Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath sounds like a lot to do out there. True, London has it all. Very creative choice of font I must say. It made it all so playful.

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  6. Sounds like you're having a marvellous time in my home country!

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  7. Those were gorgeous photo's. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

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  8. London certainly is the place to be and be entertained with all the museums, the plays, the shopping and the "tube." Thanks for the cyber tour of London. I wish I could revisit sometime after seeing your blog. It looks like you had a lovely time.
    Joyce M

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Many thanks for the comments!

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