Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The train arrived on time at London King Cross train station at 5:00 pm.
We sat on first class coach (we got very good early booking promotion price) and it was very comfortable with free Wifi ( I managed to load all Inverness, Loch Ness and Isle of Skye pictures to my Facebook). Drinks (coffee, tea, water, soft drinks) and sandwiches, snacks were served throughout the journey… non-stop until one hour before London!
The train ride was one of the high points of our London trip.
With great anticipation, I stepped out of the underground train station, with blue sky, I took the first breath of LONDON AIR …. Yes, me the Ah Ngao (country bumpkin), for the first time set foot on London. The Jubilee picture of smiling Queen Elizabeth greeted us warmly.
We were staying at the London Youth Hostel, St. Paul’s Cathedral is just at the back and we heard bells rang throughout the night/day from our room.
Immediately after checking in, we went out by foot for sightseeing – Millennium Bridge, River Thames walk, Waterloo bridge are just walking distance from our hostel.
The next day, I joined Free London Walk for a 2.5 hours walking tour. The guide Rachel was fantastic, animated and funny.
Places covered: Famous Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Palace, famous Pall Mall street, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Big Ben and Westminster, Westminster Abby… and more!
It is highly recommended to use Free Tour if you are seeing London on your own.
Malaysia Tourism Board office is situated at the heart of London and most expensive property – Trafalgar Square, so you know how big a budget Tourism Ministry is getting … and how many British tourists coming to Malaysia?
London is a world tourists’ destination, crowded with tourists from all over the world … We stayed two nights in London only.
(London Youth Hostel's Wifi charges is high.... so no posting in London. It is posted in Paris ..Paris story to be followed..)
(London 1 pictures in Facebook)
(London 2 pictures in Facebook)