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Kim’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 01 May 2008

Location: London, UK

MapHello from fabulous LONDON!

It's hard to believe I was here a year ago, it feels like yesterday!
This city is fantastic I just love it! The only thing is there is so much to see and do it is a bit daunting but so exciting!

Leesa, Rachel and I headed to Richmond(on the outskirts of London) by car, it took about an hour from Southampton. Then we caught the train into Waterloo, it cost us 6 pounds each to have an all day ticket...not too bad!

So then we were off! First stop was Knightsbridge tube station and up to Harrods, it is amazing, floors and floors of clothes, food, toys, everything! Then we checked out Harvey nichols (harvey nicks!) which is like David Jones but even more expensive.

We then took the tube to Picadilly Circus and walked up to good ol' macca's for lunch (it was packed). A few streets over was China town so we took a stroll through there it was very interesting.

Next stop was Charing Cross to see Trafalgar Sqaure. it wasn't the same this time around, the sky was grey and it was packed with people because of a may day march.

We got off next at Oxford Circus to hit the shops on Oxford Street, this wasn't originally on the cards but who can resist a bit of retail therapy! No i didn't spend too much don't worry! Actually I think the only thing I bought was a keyring and a magnet - typical tourist!

Then we caught the tube to Covent Garden. Now on the way there I had warned the girls to take the lift no matter how long the line was to get in one as there were nearly 200 steps to get to the top of the tube station, but did they heed my warning? No! they took the torturous stairs can you believe it? Well I don't think they'll do that again! Mum and I experienced that last year I honestly thought my legs were going to fall off when we reached the top!

We decided that it was probably time to make the journey home, when we finally could fit on a train (they were packed to the brim like sardines). We were all absolutely shattered by the time we reached home but it was a great day and I can't wait to go again.

I hope you are enjoying the photo's and I promise to keep you updated on any other exciting adventures!

Lots of love xx