In December, Mom and I flew to London for 2.5 days in an attempt to see as much of the city for the least amount of money possible. Walking 15 miles a day and sneaking onto public transportation was the easy part. Teaching my mom to take a good photo… well we’re still working on that.
We had just two full days in London so we split the city in half in an attempt to see as much as possible. With only a paper map and a rough outline of sights to see, we spent the day wandering around the western half, stopping by the British Museum, Regents Park, Primrose Hill, Abbey Road, Portobello Market, Notting Hill, Kensington Palace, and finally Oxford Street.
On our second (and last) day, we set out for the eastern half of our exploration. We started far with the Prime Meridian Line ( I still don’t really know why we went here, it just seemed like something important to do at the time) and worked our way back into the city. We stopped by London Bridge, Boroughs Market, the Maritime Museum, the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and ended with shopping at Harrods (mom’s request).
The thing about traveling standby is that sometimes you spend $100 for a business class seat on the way there, and sometimes you get stuck in the Toronto airport for 8 hours and end up sleeping on a bench in Vancouver.
While our trip may have been too short to find all the hidden gems of London or embrace the culture, for the two and a half days we were given I’d say we did pretty good.
December, 2015 – Wish you were there.