(This original article was written in 2016)
Hello! I went to London on weekend and made the most of it! My sister was living there and she guided me. Here I’ll give you how to look around London within 2 days!
London 1 day
The place I stayed this time was near “Earl’s court station”. It had good access to everywhere such as Victoria station , Airport and so on! In addition, the cost of the hostel was cheap despite central London.
First up, we went to “Westminster station” to see BIG BEN! Btw, you should have an Oyster card in London so that you can economize the expense for transportation. Like even if you take Metro many times , all you have to pay is about 8 pounds per a day at maximum.
Because it was weekend, many people were there. I heard not only English but diverse languages.
London eye! I was the biggest one in the world. Now that it is not tho….
This guy attempted to give me 40 pounds for some reason!! haha I wish I could get it. He was really suspicious tho.
A part of BIG BEN
You might see a lot of red phone boxes around there. But my guess is that this one is the best spot for picture with BIG BEN!
We were lucky enough because we could see a parade that doesn’t take place very often.
We saw the soldiers marching. It takes place twice a day. Worth watching. 🙂
oh, so majestic
This soldier keeps standing perpetually. You should take a picture out of gratitude.
Next, we went to National Gallery, London. When I was there, there were huge fingers!
Trafalgar Square. I was told that I’m allowed to sit there. So I took a photo with this lion. haha
In the square , there were a lot people who are floating in the air. You can take pictures for free.His name slipped my mind…. hahaSanta Claus is also floating.
Touristic trap. At first he said he gives me miçanga for free. But when he finishes making, he will charge money. Be careful! Vincent Willem van Gogh. Real one! In fact, you can touch this original image. Of course don’t do that! Btw, wifi here is available! You might wanna take a break when you are tired.
Next, we came to British Museum , near Holborn station
Its design is quite fancy. Astonishingly, this museum is for free! You can see as many things as you want! 🙂
Hello, MoaiRosetta Stone
Is it like a fish that has human face??
Museum is so huge.
Even this guy can be picturesque.History of the coins. Coinage.mummy
I reacted wow! There is Japanese exhibition!
Africa zoneAfter British Museum, we came to the restaurant which is famous as fish&chips
The taste is not quite good. Price was expensive… One was enough for two people.
We came to King’s Cross station! As you might have expected, the reason for here is …..
Yes!Harry Potter! Platform 9¾!
This one is perfect. Best not to ask anything. haha Btw, you can borrow this muffler for free.
M&M WORLD! Near Piccadilly Circus Station
Wow, this Union Jack is made of chocolate!Photo with this characters!We went to China town as well! Near Piccadilly Circus Station
London 2 day
We went to Madame Tussauds first! This is Madame Tussauds which is famous place. But I didn’t go inside this time.
Baker Street tube station.You can see the statue of Sherlock Holmes.
Then we came to Greenwich station. This is National Maritime Museum. You can visit here for free and see things related to marine.
Then we came to Royal Observatory, Greenwich. You must book this place to go inside.
I made a reservation beforehand! They let me use an audio guide. it didn’t have Japanese one, so I listen to it in English.this is prime meridian!Crazy Japanese guy… hahaLet’s go inside!There is a lot of priceless things.Souvenir shop!
The view from the top of the hill. Cool!Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge 2
How was it? We devoted 2 days to London and visited many places! A friend of mine said he took a bus tour and couldn’t see very much. So walking is better way to see London. As I explained here, some place require reservation. Make sure to book before you visit. 🙂 Btw, the climate in London is so quick-changing. Like the weather is changing every 5 minutes. However I didn’t get wet by rain! Lucky! haha
Good luck for your trip!