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Published: July 24th 2011
Egglington and his friend Alvin on the plane to London, Heathrow
We crashed rather early last night (around 9pm) and all fell asleep as soon as our heads hit the pillows! Woke up this morning to a pigeon making rather unusual noises outside our window!
We started the day off with a full English Breakfast at the hotel we are staying at - Baked beans, bacon, egg, sausage and toast with juice and coffee.
Caught the Underground to Hyde Park today and wandered to Harrods (we got there at 9.30 and NO shops were open yet!). After wandering around for a while we headed back for Harrods... It is HUGE!!!!! It is like a million stores in one! But in saying that I did not like it hugely... after eventually finding the 'non-designer' clothes the price of a plain black singlet top was 57.95euro!!!!! The best part of the entire shop was definitely the toy department! They had some MASSIVE soft toys that were awesome, even Steve wanted to bring one home... we would have needed to buy 2 seats on the plane for it though.
We wandered down to Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guards... What a lot of people there and as a result we didn't really
My very swollen ankles (about twice the usual size!)
see a lot (but then again what we did see wasn't hugely interesting). We made our way through gardens towards the guards house and on our way we saw some MASSIVE ducks, about 3x the size of a normal duck! Then on our journey we saw heaps of squirrels just walking around... they are so cute!!!!
We had lunch at a pub in Trafalgar Square - we sat down to eat and the man behind us started to talk... He had the highest voice I have ever heard and we had to stop ourselves from laughing!
After lunch we walked over to the National Gallery but it was very hot inside so we didn't stay long!
Next we went to Westminster Abbey - A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Especially being able to relate it to what I had seen of William and Kate's wedding! Was a massive queue to get in so we continued onto find the Big Ben. We walked around the corner and I asked Steve if the thing I saw in front of me was another part of Westminster... apparently not because it was the Big Ben - Whoops!
On our way to the underground to go to Madame Tussauds there
The band approaching
was 2 dodgy looking guys with really gorgeous little canvases so I asked how much, he said '20 pounds', I ummed and arred then he dropped it to 15 pounds then we were about to walk away so he said '10 pounds' so I got one (even though I knew it wasn't a real painting but who cares! Daniel - could you make a frame for it to go onto please???? He he
Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum was awesome but horrendously busy! My favourite part was going through the 'Scream' section where real life people scared us and made me nearly poop myself, poor Nicole and Steve had bruises from me holding on to them!
Afternoon coffees were at Starbucks then we trained back to Westminster to have dinner at some fancy place (but I have forgotten where!)
The sun was still shining and we thought we would go on the London Eye but after getting there and seeing the queues it was evening by the time we got up there! More amazing sights of London so I got a few good photos. When we reached the bottom of our half hour ride on the London Eye (it went flippin
Nicole and I with fancy buildings behind (Towards the Guard's House)
high you know!) we came out to more rain so had to run to the train station to head 'home'.
After 14.5 hours of London we were knackered and ready to put our feet up!
Off to The Netherlands tomorrow via train and ferry (overnight)!
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