In September this year, we took a short trip to London. This was my first time to this city and to the UK as such but Raga had traveled to London almost 10 years back. We did a lot of touristy things but London felt just like Dublin – only 100 time bigger… Raga and I both felt that we liked Dublin better in many aspects but somethings in London were just too good. Like the connectivity is top class and there are so many modes of transportation and connections that you can never get stuck. Uber was super cheap mode of transportation as well.
Some of the things we absolutely loved were –
- Visiting Buckingham Palace.. The tour was not even in our plan and the palace is usually closed for public. But it so happened that while we were in London, the State Rooms were open for the public and trust us, it is one of the most beautiful palaces we have seen in Europe. The decorations, the delicate work and the rich interiors just left us awe struck.
- Harry Potter Experience.. Warner Bro studio tour had always been on my top things to do in London list and it was so worth it. I might not be the biggest Harry Potter fan on this earth, but the experience just made my heart happy. I drank butterbeer, explored the forbidden forest, ran into platform 9 3/4, shopped in Diagon Alley, and went inside the Hogwarts express.. Raga probably wasn’t as excited but I had the time of my life..
- Seeing Kohinoor Diamond.. The tour inside the Tower of London was worth it. Kohinoor Diamond now sits inside The Crown Jewels room which is also a house for 23,577 other gemstones. Wow!
- London at Night.. We took a two day pass for the Big Bus because Raga’s mom was travelling with us and she couldn’t walk much. As a part of the pass we did a night tour of the city and it was pretty good. The bus goes through the same route as of during the day but it was kind of fun sitting on the top deck in freezing cold temperatures and seeing the city sparkle.
We couldn’t take a lot of photos, but well there are enough for memory keeping purposes..