Sunday 10 December 2017

England - London

Honeymoon Sep 2016

After the wedding on Jul2016, we started on our honeymoon journey on Sep2016 for whole three weeks in Europe (Fly to London, England -> train to Paris, France -> train to Zurich, Switzerland -> train to Venice, Italy -> train to Rome, Italy -> bus to Pompeii and Capri -> bus back to Rome and fly back home, Singapore).

We spent 6 days at London with 1 day tour to Stonehenge / Bath / Windsor castle.

It's London, Baby!

It was around 10am and our hotel check in time only at 2.30pm so we went to King Cross St. Pancras station hoping to see the famous Harry Potter Platform 9¾ where students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy catch the Hogwarts Express.

If you have watched the movie, Harry Potter and his friends get onto the platform by walking through a brick wall between platforms 9 and 10. Meanwhile in the real King’s Cross, platforms 9 and 10 are separated by tracks, but we can find a platform 9¾ on the wall in the station concourse.

My friends and brother have already gave me an headsup that there will be a long queue just to take 1 photo. Since we have time to spare, we gave in to queuing.

We queued for around 45min to get this epic fail shot lol

Our hotel was only 5 minute walk to King Cross station so we started to wander around the streets and we managed to find Mr Mime (when pokemon go craze was just started). That's also when I slightly sprained my left ankle when chasing after Mr Mime -.- gg

Luckily, my husband brought tigerbalm everytime he goes oversea and it really worked like a charm (my ankle recovered within days). We checked in the hotel and took a nap (jetlag) until around 7pm before we headed out to grab some dinner nearby.

Mac breakfast!

Our first stop was Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum
Address: Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD, UK
Nearest station:  South Kensington station
Opening time: 10am to 5.30pm
Admission: Free

Tower Bridge

London in Sep was especially gloomy and foggy. The weather was around 12-15 degree.

Anyway, we bought London pass which covered for London Bridge admission fee.

This is the London Bridge...

Having hotdog bun on London Bridge overseeing Tower Bridge.

Headed to Borough Market for lunch but it was closed on Sunday. Only 1 or 2 stalls are opened.

Our lunch - macaroni with pulled pork.

Take note of the opening days for Borough Market

After lunch, we strolled along River Thames and taking advantage of all the free admission that London pass has covered for.

Big Ben

London Eye

Breakfast at Caravan restaurant - avocado toast with poached egg <3

British Museum

British Museum
Address: Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK

Today weather was slightly better in the morning

Lunch at Smack Lobster Roll 

Its really nice.

Gloomy again in the afternoon.

Buckingham palace 

The Royal Mews

Then we hopped on to hop on hop off Bus tour around Oxford shopping street

We booked for Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge Tour with Entry & Free Lunch with Golden tours. We were very disappointed as their free lunch was 1 six inch subway with only vegetables... no meat at all.. We had to be at the pickup gather point before 7.40 am and the queues were very disorganized due to multiple queue for different tours. We have been distributed with the vegetable subway at around 11am but I had totally no appetite to eat as it looked like shit. We only managed to buy hotdog bun when we stopped at the Bath at 1pm. Then we reached stonehenge at 3pm and back in london at 5pm. Services total sucks and strongly not recommend to take up this tour.

Windsor castle

Roman Baths

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument which consists a ring of standing stones. Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC but how it was built is still a mystery today.

Returned to London with disappointment

Breakfast with a view

A famous spot of wedding photoshoot but it really stinks here

Went back to Borough market

At National Art Gallery

On our last night here, we had Burger and Lobster!

The next morning, we were catching Eurostar to Paris at 7.55am. We reached the king cross station super early and we went to the platform 9¾ again. It was total empty lol!

Bye London~

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