London Bday Trip – Day 2

“Sorry that this post about our London Trip in Dec is really Sooooo late! :P”

Early in the morning, it was bright & sunny, but still freezing cold in London.

Today, we are visiting the infamous “Big Ben“! I’ve seen plenty of pictures of it from sites and books, i knew it was big.. but still i was quite overwhelmed how big it was, so much bigger than i expected, then how it looked like in books! 😀 and it’s quite amazing, how 150 years ago, they could build a structure that is so magnificently beautiful.

and there we also see the Palace of Westminster, and the London Eye.

the sky is so clear and in pretty blue 🙂

Further down the road, is the Westminster Abbey. We spent hours touring this place, but it was pretty interesting to listen to all the history and statues, tombs of many royals and famous figures, like William Shakespeare, Newton, etc. The church inside is really magnificently beautiful once again, not like any we’ve seen before. In fact, most churches are in Gothic architecture like this, since hundreds of years ago. The structure have never failed to wow-ed us.

We @ Westminster Abbey

We got hungry again, so picked one restaurant along the way and shared some soup and Fish & Chips, before we decide where to go next, using our tour book!

We reached the Trafalgar Square, where the National Musuem is. Again, time for us to be really “artistic”! We are in for so much ART! Entrance is free and all famous paintings are in there, so huge! We took hours even when we selectively quickly look at famous ones..

The National Musuem. Admission is free! and all famous paintings you can find 🙂

Trafalgar Square

Yay, now, it’s time for shopping! 😀

We went to Harrods, this season the building is wrapped with green lights as their theme this xmas is Wizard of Oz. We went inside grab some sourvenirs, nothing else fancy us, as the price are quite ridiculous..

Harrods in “Wizard of Oz” theme

the streets around the area

After 8pm, the food in the food section were on sale. So we grabbed some weird and interesting snacks to bring back to the hotel.

It’s good that the apartment have almost everything, from fridge, to dish washer, washing machine, oven and microwave. We heated the snacks up, heated up the room, sit in the living room couch cosyly, watch tv and gobble all the food up together. 😛

Kitchen area of the apartment 🙂

My favourite thing in this apartment is the heating metal rack  in the toilet, which you can see in the picture! That Cool thing keeps our towel dry really fast and clothes warm before wearing them after shower on a cold cold day. haha!

End of the day, Bedtime and rest our sore legs and get ready for another day of fun! 😀

More London Day 2 Pictures Here

More Information

Big Ben & London Eye

How to get there: By Tube – Westminster Stn(District, Circle and Jubilee lines)

Westminster Abbey

Add:20 Dean’s Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, United Kingdom

How to get there: Within walking distance from Big Ben, Alight at Westminster Stn using the Tube

Admission: Adult – £15 each

Opening Hours: Check website, as they are closed on worship events, especially on sundays.

The National Gallery

Add: Trafalgar Square, London, London WC2N 5DN

How to get there: By Tube – Westminster Stn(District, Circle and Jubilee lines) – Nearest station with a lift

Admission: Free

Opening Hours:
Daily 10am-6pm
Friday 10am – 9pm
Admission: Free, 60 mins Audio Guide is Adult: £3.50 each

Harrods

Add: Harrods Ltd, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL

How to get there:  The nearest tube station to Harrods is Knightsbridge on the Piccadilly line. Use the Brompton Road exit for Harrods.South Kensington station, on the Piccadilly, District and Circle lines, and Sloane Square, on the District and Circle lines, are just a short walk from the store.

Opening Hours:
Main Store – Monday to Saturday 10am to 8pm, Sunday 11.30am* to 6pm
Selected Food Halls – Monday to Saturday 9am to 9pm, Sunday 11:30am* to 6pm

* Browsing only between 11.30am and 12 noon on Sundays
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