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We got a flight from Berlin to London Gatwick. The first thing we did was getting a normal Oyster card and jump in a train to London. We got off in Victoria station and had a coffee to wake us up. Then we started walking to the Big Ben, with a stop to drink some ale. I have to say, I'm not a fan of it, I still prefer beer!

In our way we saw the Westminster Cathedral, Wesmisnter Abbey and Westminster Palace. Since we were lucky and the sun was shining, we walked through Victoria Tower gardens, cross Lambeth Bridge, and started walking along the river.

When we got tired, we headed to our hostel to check in. The location was great, just next to Hyde park and less than a 5 minutes walk to two different subway stations. It was cheap: an ok double bed bedroom with shared bathroom, but would perfectly fine as our weekend base.

We called to order dinner in a japanese restaurant my friend Ester recommended us, eat Tokyo, and walked around Hyde park to make some time before going there. Dinner was fantastic, and after all the travel, walking and eating, we went straight to the hostel to sleep.

Sunny views


After breakfast, we started the rainy day going to St. Pauls Cathedral. Then we walked around, not caring that much about getting lost, having a coffee break, going into some shops. Eventually we made it to the Monument to the Great Fire of London. Then we went to Trafalgar Square and ate our way to the National Gallery.

We recovered our strength drinking a beer in a pub, went to Covent Garden, and did some window shopping in the area before going back to our hostel.


Our hostel was offering some English breakfast (d'uh), and after it was difficoult to move. Eventually made our way to Camden Town and spent the morning walking around. We ate some fish and chips, checked the Stables Market and spent way too much time inside Cyberdog before going towards the Tower of London and the Tower bridge. The rainbow welcomed us, and we enjoyed sunset there, before crossing the bridge and checking the area around The Shard. We walked next to the river, stopping for coffe next to the Sakespeare's Globe and watching the lights of the London Eye all the way back to Westminster, where we returned to our hostel area.

After all the walking, we just had energy left to have some dinner in a small cute restaurant and go back to sleep.

Something magic about that light
Good night
A bit (or a lot) of light in the dark


Being a sunday we did what we had to do, being in tourist mode in our first time in London: we went to Buckingham Palace and saw the Changing of the Guard.

After that, we walked through Hyde Park and released our inner kids in the Science Museum first, and in the Natural History Museum later. The only thing we had left to do: eat something and make our way back to the airport, back home!

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Published: 24 February 2018, by susana

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Yep, I turned 31 and I still hadn't been in London. So my lovely boyfriend thought it was about time I ticked it off my list and as a birthday present took me there for a long weekend.

March 2017