London Bday Trip – Day 1

Been ultra excited for weeks, as Darling is bringing me to London for my birthday!!! :*)

What is the 1st thing you think of London? The “London Bridge is falling down” nursery rhyme? All along, due to that song, i’ve always thought it’s London Bridge‘s famous bridge, but oh no no no, i realised that it’s not really so. Instead, Tower Bridge is then the iconic symbol of London instead. And lucky enough, my boy has found our stay really near it, so much so we see it every day & night! :D

The Begin of our Journey


We took British Airways 11.40pm flight from Hong Kong and its gonna take us about 13hrs and by the time we reach London, it would be 5am(London time), same day! Time on flight wasn’t as hard to pass by as i thought it would be, of cos, my companion plays a big role. We had fun watching and giggling at the same movies, enjoying at the view out of the window, sharing snacks and food and of cos holding hands to sleep together most of the time. In a blink of an eye, we arrived London Heathrow Airport!

Since it was seemed so cold outside and it’s really wee hours in the morning in London, we sat down at a cafe at the airport and had some hot drink + sandwich before we get ready to set off.

Our first train tickets from Airport to London Bridge Station! and since they are Single Trip tickets, they are more expensive, £4 each (SG$9/HK$48).

The train is almost empty as it’s only about 5am!

From train station, we took a cab to our stay at Think Apartments to settle our luggage.

And then off we go, to explore the big city!

First stop, The British Museum.

We @ The British Museum

The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects,are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present. – Wikipedia

Ancient Egypt Exhibit is really huge, endless stuff to see.

Ancient Greece & Rome Exhibit. They seem not to like to wear pants at all?! :P

Ooops. Andrew’s “fate” in London?!

Canon-inspired Coffin! How creative!

Appreciating Art!

Can you believe these were made hundreds of years ago? so many pretty colours!

Guess what is this item?

Automated clock in the form of a 'nef', or galleon

Automated clock in the form of a ‘nef’, or galleon, by Hans Schlottheim. In another words, it’s a automated clock, the ship moves on its table clockwise like a normal clock to tell its time. And they have this fancy stuff more than 300 years ago! Link

The collection is so huge! We are already doing selective viewing and walking through exhibitions after exhibitions relatively fast, but still had to spend about an afternoon to finish it. Honestly, history had never interests me, but seeing and reading all these, they are really quite interesting and impressive to know how we came to where we are now.

Cold & Windy day! Seee the hotdog stall oustide the Musuem?

Outside the museum, there was a pushcart selling HOT hotdog with onion on the cold windy day, how could we resist? Must grab one to try, and it’s quite yummy, though we were freezing standing outdoor eating it :P

Yummy hotdog with fried onions!

We made out way back to the hotel to check-in and finally able to take a bath after a whole day! phew~

Some streets of London on the way back~

After some rest, out we go for dinner! the sun sets about 4pm and by 6pm it’s as dark as it’s 10pm in SG.

We decided to settle at Spaghetti House at Leicester Square and were pleasantly surprised about the yummy food they served!

You could never tell the whole size of the restaurant as they like to build it underground too! Very big space in the basement!

Tonight, we shall rest well to get ready for more fun tomorrow! :P

More Information

Think Apartments
Location we picked to stay: Tower Bridge
Website: http://www.think-apartments.com/

British Museum
Website: http://www.britishmuseum.org/
Admission: Free
Opening Hours : 10:00 – 17:30 (Open late Thurs & Fri)

Spaghetti House
Website: http://www.spaghettihouse.co.uk
The outlet we went –
How to go: Leicester Square (tube station)
, Focal points: Close to Leicester Square, Soho, Covent Garden theatres and cinemas
Address: 24 Cranbourn Street WC2H 7AB view map Tel / Fax: 020 7836 8168
Opening times: 
Mon to Sat, 12.00noon – 11.00pm 
Sunday, 12.00noon – 10.00pm