last day in London!
18.09.2012 - 18.09.2012
Today was the day for me to explore London as it was my last day in the UK. I woke early and walked into the city from the hotel. It took me about 20mintues to walk there and I started my sight seeing at the London Eye. It was amazing, so much higher than I thought! I got some great pictures and headed on a boat cruise along the river after this.
I got off at London Bridge and had a Chai at Starbuks and continued to walk around the shops looking and browsing. I then walked upto the Tower of London, got some pics and walked back onto the ferry stop. Here I waited about 10 minutes for the next ferry and headed back to the London eye stop as I wanted to walk next to Big Ben. Did that, then headed to Leicester Square because I had a voucher for The Beatles tour around Soho. Did this and went via the huge lions to get a photo next to them.
I then headed to the Beatles tour which went longer than I thought and at this point I was so over walking. I saw and listened to some great history details and saw London’s version of the Red Light District. Its much smaller than usual red light districts apparently. Once the tour finished I headed to Buckingham Palace (walking again) and took some pics from out the front. I just missed the guards changing. Because all the royal family is away at the moment, the palace was open to view for the public. I headed into the line but the man told me they sold out of today’s tickets about 30 minutes ago, I was cut because I really wanted to see the Queen’s diamonds and Kate’s wedding dress. They were both on display. Anyway, I headed to a tube station because I was much further away from my hotel now. I had to stop at a camp shop to get a sleeping bag because we needed one for the tour and I didn’t bring one. My bad.
I found this shop on the way while i was walking. I think its a pretty cool name.
That evening we had a meeting for the tour and then went to the pub in the hotel for a drink to meet everyone. it was good fun