London – Day 2

“In London, everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in.” – Paddington Bear

Day two and feeling refreshed after a restful sleep. From the Hammersmith Station we took the Piccadilly Line to Leicester Square Station.

We didnt take this London Sightseeing Bus and we didn’t go to the casino…just some photo op. And the Hippodrome Casino is one awesome architecture.

Being a tourist, especially in a country that you have never been to before, doesn’t make you feel tired. So we were just walking everywhere… first stop is the National Gallery, an art museum in Trafalgar Square, Central London. It was founded in 1824 and it houses a collection of over 2300 paintings.

Of course it is our first time going to London so we wouldn’t miss the famous trafalgar Square. These are views from the steps of the National Gallery. Trafalgar Square is a public square that features some of London’s top attractions, from galleries and historic buildings to statues and monuments.

Took the Red double decker bus from Trafalgar Square where we saw from the bus top window, the Household Cavalry Museum and the Women of WWII Statue. We didn’t go down anymore since the place looked busy.

We went down near the Westminster Station at the Parliament Square. it is a large green open space area where you can find twelve statues of famous individuals like Mahatma Ghandi, Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela.

This is the Westminster Abbey, a church with so much history and magnificent design. It was begun by Henry III in 1245 and has been the final resting place of 17 monarchs.

This is the House of Parliament and the Elizabeth Tower but it is commonly called The Big Ben. It is probably the world’s most famous clock and one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

(We were so lucky that we were able to take these photos before it was repaired in 2017. Lots of scaffolding is not good for photos.)

We crossed the bridge to get to the London Eye where we had pre booked tickets so we didn’t have to queue. From the top you will see most of London’s landmarks and so much more.  

And that was our second day. Promise tomorrow won’t be as hectic because we have to pack and get ready for the start of our Tour.


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  1. Toonsarah says:

    It’s fun to see my city through the eyes of a tourist! And well done for knowing to call it the Elizabeth Tower rather than Big Ben – even some Londoners get that wrong 😆

    1. Teresa says:

      It is very easy to make that mistake. Same with the Tower Bridge calling it the London Bridge. HahaThanks for the visit Sarah!

      1. Toonsarah says:

        True, but that one Londoners themselves do get right 😂

  2. lolaWi says:

    you covered a lot, T! that is awesome! 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      I know, ganon ka rin ba? As a tourist it feels like you have to rush and finish everything that you have planned to see.. but it seems like you don’t get tired because you are looking forward to new places to see. Exciting…hopefully “travel” will be back soon.

      1. lolaWi says:

        not in London. we just want to go to places we really love and take our time. pero sa ibang place, it is always rushing esp when you’re with a group. i’m excited with the possibility of traveling again. hopefully soon. 🙂

        1. Teresa says:

          Same here…but I don’t know if I would want to do it that soon! Maybe locally first. Goodluck to you… we haven’t had our jab yet!

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