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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City August 21st 2011

Scott and I spent a very plesant Sunday morning strolling around London City on a walking tour called 2000 years of history in London's Square Mile. It was extremely interesting to learn what history is moments from your door just across the river. We started out at the Mounument, and learnt how there really wasn't a lot of fire fighting going on during the Great Fire. The next interesting point was a beautiful garden in a church ruin up from the old Billingsgate Fish Market, it almost felt tropical. Onwards we walked closer to what is now the city area with the Gerkin and other iconic buildings; like the inside out building and the Leadenhall Markets. One amusing story was about how they use to make little shoes for the geese so they could walk to ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City August 13th 2011

today i had a pretty uneventful morning, i chilled out in a cafe for the morning as i was catching the eurostar to london in the afternoon. nothing too exciting happened althouh it was pretty cool being on a train that goes under sea and get served a yummy meal with a glass of red wine, living the high life :-). i stayed at the Clink hostel which was alot nicer than i expected. i had an early night as has to be up at 6am to meet the tour leader in the morning.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City August 12th 2011

I work for a company in London but I am based in the North east. I had never met anyone from the company that I work for as it is Internet based, so because I like to get out and about, I decided to take a few days off work to go and visit them. My day started at 6.30 in the morning. I had to catch a bus to the train station which is in Newcastle, no problem with this part of the journey. Getting on the right train for London was a different story however. I spent twenty minutes looking at the train times and found out which platform the train was due to leave from. That was my first mistake, I got on the wrong train and soon realized that I was ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City August 10th 2011

After our 40hrs of travel from Sydney Australia to London via Bangkok, Thailand AND Dehli, India we finally arrived in London smelly and absolutely buggered! It was the longest flights that both of us have ever experienced! Both myself and my boyfriend Corey are heading to Ireland for some serious study, work and drinking! When we arrived in London we were quite surprised by how huge it was and how many people were there! I was expecting it to be just like Sydney but it was about 10 times busier!! The next day after a long and well needed sleep we went for a nice long walk through London. We walked down to see the famous "Big Ben" and the Houses of Parliament. We saw Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. We walked through ... read more
Big Red Double Decker Bus in London!
Uncle Cam and Corey in Edinburgh Scotland
Edinburgh Castle in Scotland

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City July 26th 2011

I swear I’m going to throw one of the suitcases overboard. If it weren’t for the help of strangers I would still be at the Tilbury Railway Station. Enjoyed a smoked salmon and scrambled egg breakfast, checked out and had a delightful cab ride (in a metered cab) to Fenchurch Street Station. The driver was chatty, interesting and because of the construction I got to see different London sites, elegant Mayfair and the British Museum to name a couple. There were many cruisers on the Tilbury train and I sat with two women, Carol and her daughter Angela, from Sydney, who are traveling together while their husbands are at home taking care of things. We compared travel adventures and plans for future trips. Angela was particularly helpful with the luggage. I would probably still be on ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City July 25th 2011

July 25th-July 31st Love our hotel!! It is right by the London Eye. Went on a hop on, hop off bus to have a quick tour of London. Shopped on Oxford street. Went on the London Eye. London Dungeon and Mme Tussauds. A visit to Brighton, a south coast city. Bicester Village for shopping. Long 3 hour walk in the evening along the River Thames (almost made it from Westminster Bridge to London Bridge). ... read more
London Eye at night
London Eye at day
London Eye view

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City July 24th 2011

Having spent the summer that I lived here traipsing around the continent, putting on as much weight as I could humanly manage whilst on a gastronomical tour of Italy, France, Slovenia and Croatia, this time around I settled upon spending a few weeks of the summer in London. One night I was walking to a pub in Notting Hill to see a friend from my teenage years spent in Ballarat and, lo and behold, who should be walking towards me but none other than Jimmy Page! I did an about-face as he entered a restaurant to my right, felt giddy and realised that I was wearing the grin of an inbred half-wit who just experienced for the first time the rush gained from drinking his uncle-daddy's moonshine. With the classic Led Zeppelin riff from Kashmir flooding ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City July 22nd 2011

Yah we have finally made it to London... a day I never thought I would see! We are just settling down into our BnB/Hotel type accommodation... a very small room with an even smaller bathroom but it is nice and cozy! We flew Buisness Premier to Hong Kong which was nice and we all managed to sleep about 4-6 hours then our Hong Kong to London flight we were in Economy (not as nice but I won't complain!). I had quite bad pains during landing in Hong Kong but nothing in London... my only concern that I have just discovered is that I have MASSIVELY swollen ankles (about twice the size of normal! Well the rain has stopped so we are off to explore! TTFN (Ta ta for now) Love, Danielle (+ Steve)... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City July 22nd 2011

so had a full on day today. we were up early after having a full nights sleep which was amazing. we had a full continental breakfast at the hotel which was yummy. after that we went on the tube to hyde park corner and from there walked to Harrods. wha a massive store! the stuff was very cool, but also had a nice price tag too, the best bit was definatly the toy section. from there we went to Buckingham palace and watched the changing of the gaurds which as cool, there was 100's of people there. we then walked through St. James park. we then went to the national gallery just so we could say we have been there. (not so much into art). We went and saw the big ben and houses of parliment ... read more
eggleton (danielles) + Alvin
Alvin picking up a floozy in Auckland
Harrods

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City July 21st 2011

Wouldn’t you know it; our run with fine weather came to an end when it was time to take the ferry across to Ireland. Was this the true English summer we about to experience? Ten days into the trip and this was the first real rain that we had experienced; could the spell of the Sunshine Bus be wearing off? No, by the time we had chugged across the Irish Sea things had cleared up and away we went to explore another tourist place where there were 27 coaches and 975,000 tourists… Geoff held some misgivings about travelling in Ireland, and with our first overnight stop being Londonderry he was in no hurry to get there. But there was nothing to worry about, and we had time to walk around the top of the (old) city ... read more
Londonderry Wall
ThisNatural Marble from Connemara - definitely not painted
Killarney National Forest




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