Eurotrip Day 2 – London

Saturday, May 30th, 2009 :: 2:26 am

First stop, London! This is the first of three days we spent in London. Major stops include St. Paul Cathedral, Bank Museum, Hyde Park, and Harrods Department Store.

Arriving bright and early in the airport, we took the Tube (what they call the metro) from Heathrow Airport right to the city centre, King’s Cross.

Gentleman checking up cell phone

Acton Town station

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Good to see that SAP is big here! :-D

SAP advertisement

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Their metro system is 50x more complex than Vancouver’s

London Metro system map

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This is what I get for putting in a £20 for a £4 fare… lots of heavy coins!

British Pounds

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Ticket that takes us there!

London Underground ticket

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Heathrow Terminal Metro Station

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The police actually carry REAL guns here. SMGs for the win!

London Underground

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King’s Cross is certainly a busy station

King's Cross Station

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This is the symbol we look for when we want the metro!

London Underground logo

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This is where the camera comes out and stays out! Everything looks so different here!

London streets

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Old vs New

London buildings

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London buildings

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London buildings

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London buildings

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London crosswalk

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London buildings

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Finally reaching our first destination, Generator Hostel. Heavy bags dropoff time!

Generator Hostel, London

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London roads

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London ambulance

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London buildings

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Russell Square Station – our connection point for the next few days

Russell Square Station

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This will teach us never to follow signs and take the stairs again…

Stairways

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Bottom of the few hundred steps!

To the Trains

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Holborn Station

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London Underground

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First of many cathedrals on our trip, St. Paul Cathedral

St. Paul Cathedral

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Bus stop with my initials! Haha

London Bus Stop

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Public washrooms on the sidewalk!

Sidewalk Washroom

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St. Paul Cathedral

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St. Paul Cathedral

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St. Paul Cathedral

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St. Paul Cathedral

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Draping flowers

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Golden statue outside

St. Paul Cathedral statue

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London streets

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Entrance to the Cathedral

St. Paul Cathedral

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The infamous double decker buses!

Double decker buses

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St. Paul Cathedral square

St. Paul Cathedral square

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Going in costs an arm and leg… well not quite. £6.80 with coupon! Well, might as well.. since we’re already here…

St. Paul Cathedral

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Tomb in the basement

St. Paul Cathedral crypt

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St. Paul Cathedral

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St. Paul Cathedral

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Very beautiful roof

St. Paul Cathedral roof interior

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Looking down after climbing LOTS of stairs…

St. Paul Cathedral

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View from the top!

London View

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This one is a panorama. Click for larger view!

London View

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Looking south, we can see the Millennium Bridge and Tate Modern

Millennium Bridge and Tate Modern

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Glimpse of the London Eye beyond the Thames River!

London Eye and Thames River

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Busy streets of London

London View

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London View

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London Buildings

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London View

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More double decker buses!

Double Decker Buses

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London View

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Big giant clock – starving at this point

London View

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Double decker bus

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Walking down those small small stair steps…

St. Paul Cathedral stairs

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Milk Shaken Up?

Bus advertisement

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Old Fish Street Hill

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London Public Call

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London Streets

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HSBC building has an interesting design

London HSBC

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Look right, look left

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London streets

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London streets

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London streets

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Ordered numbers!

London streets

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Next stop, Bank of England Museum!

Bank of England Museum

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Finally! Lunch after 3pm! A bunch of growling stomachs.

New York Sandwich for £3.90 will have to do

New York Sandwich

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Waiting for the bus that goes towards Hyde Park.

London streets

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Nice station name! Poultry!

Poultry bus station

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Wellington Arch

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Wellington Arch

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Me and the Arch!

Wellington Arch

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Blue Flowers

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Finally arriving at some green space! This is Hyde Park, one of the largest parks in central London.

Lots of people taking enjoying the park

Hyde Park

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Why of course, photo ops!

Hyde Park

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Hyde Park

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Hyde Park fountain

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Calling it a day – heading towards department store and dinner!

Hyde Park

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ER Post

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Many big name-brands here

Swarovski, London

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Harrods – very famous and large department store

Harrods

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What can I say, London isn’t known for its food, so we randomly went into a Japanese restaurant.
Vancouver still has the best Japanese food anywhere.

£6.50 Teriyaki Chicken Don

Teriyaki Chicken Don

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Harrods by night

Harrods at night

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To be continued…


9 Responses to “Eurotrip Day 2 – London”

  1. Panda Says:

    No photos inside Cathedral! Badboy!

  2. cindy Says:

    You are allowed to take photos inside the cathedral? @[email protected] When I was there last year, photography is not allowed.

  3. anvi Says:

    wow. you took a photo of the tube map.

  4. a70 Says:

    We didn’t get a map when we first arrived… so I thought I’d better take a photo in case we need to look at it on the train or something :-P

  5. aw Says:

    =O u stayed at the generator as well??

    wow u got so many interesting angles, i love it!

    haha i’ll probably never get around to uploading my eurotrip pictures =p

  6. a70 Says:

    Yes! You’re the second person I heard who also stayed at the Generator! I think it’s a popular one…
    You should! Take some time this summer to organize and start uploading :-)

  7. Albert Says:

    i like all ur photos. i m doing an assignemnt regarding St. Paul’s Cathedral and ur photos comes in very handy. thank you so much.

  8. a70 Says:

    Thanks Albert, please credit the photos and hope to see you on my blog another time!

  9. frases de amor Says:

    Appreciate the recommendation. Will try it out.

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