Thursday, 3 July 2014

Summer in London

Last saturday our European adventure begun. First stop London.

We arrived early Sunday morning after an incredibly long flight from Melbourne.We were lucky enough to be able to catch abit of shut eye which helped us stay awake for most of the day. London is just beautiful, it has a real mixture of architecture with heritage and modern due to some parts being destroyed in the WW2 bombings. The city is immaculately presented, with a real vibrancy of cafes, flowers and shops along the street fronts.

London is notoriously known for being expensive particularly when it comes to accommodation.  As we're trying to limit our spending (so I can spend more on shopping) we  decided to stay in a hostel in town. The location was fantastic, staying in a cramped smelly room with 10 other people and sharing 3 toilets with 80 people certainly wasn't.  So we decided last night to upgrade to an apartment listed on windmu.  The listing turned out to be quite different from the advertisement. Our city view with balcony turned out to be  a small room in commission housing which is under going construction in a shady part of town. Oh well, I guess thats what you get when visiting London on a budget!

Kew gardens is a must see when in London, it was a perfect afternoon sitting amongst the imaculate English garden with our packed picnic. We've completed the usual must see's such as London Bridge, stunning Hyde Park and visiting the queen! Browsing the shops on Oxford strert and finding little coffee shops has definitely been my favorite activity in London. Today we are off to Brighton,  looking foward to seeing some English seaside!

     Hyde parkNotting Hill, London

Kew Gardens

Buckingham Palace
Happy about our upgrade ha!

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