Monday, 24 November 2014

London

I went to London with Roxy on Saturday and had a lovely day, so thought I'd share some of my photos on here. We travelled from Birmingham and got our train tickets for £6 each way with a rail card as we booked in advance, which was really reasonable. We also bought an underground ticket for a day's travel when we got to London, which was around £8.

Tower of London Poppies

Tower of London Poppies

Tower of London Poppies

Tower of London Poppies

Tower of London Poppies

Tower of London Poppies



London Bridge

POPPIES
The first thing we did was catch the train to the Tower of London. We wanted to see the exhibition created by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper named Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which displayed 888,246 ceramic poppies for the centenary of the First World War. Each poppy represented a British fatality during the war, and progressively filled the moat between July and 11th November. Unfortunately quite a lot of the flowers had been taken down by this weekend, but there were still 400,000 left (!). The display was absolutely amazing to see - I especially loved the poppies flowing over the bridge - and I would definitely recommend that people go and see it before they are all taken down by the end of November.

Harrods London Christmas

Harrods London

Harrods London Christmas

Harrods London Food

Harrods London Food

Harrods London Food

Harrods London Christmas Food

Harrods London Food

Harrods London

Harrods London Christmas

Harrods London Christmas

Harrods London Christmas Teddy

Harrods London Ice Cream

HARRODS
We then caught the train to Knightsbridge to have a visit to Harrods. How could we miss it near Christmas time?! The decorations were so beautiful and all of the food looked incredible. We spent ages looking around the toy and Disney shop and even checked out the toilets to see how amazing they are. The window displays outside were all lovely, especially the ones with the mechanical reindeers and Santa on his sleigh.

Covent Garden Christmas

Pizza Express Covent Garden

Pizza Express Covent Garden

Covent Garden Christmas

Covent Garden Christmas

Covent Garden Christmas

Covent Garden

Covent Garden Christmas

London Christmas Lights

COVENT GARDEN
The last thing we did was visit Covent Garden. It was on my wish list because it's a lovely place to visit near Christmas with the giant bauble decorations and glitter balls. It was really busy so we went in a few shops like Mac, Radley and Paperchase, and then went to Pizza Express for lunch. I had a goat's cheese calzone which was delicious, and Roxy had the pepperoni pizza with a caesar salad. I filled myself up with various bits of chocolate throughout the day, and a chocolate cupcake from Milly's Cookies at the train station before we left.

All in all I had a lovely day wandering the streets of London - it was very tired as we were up at 5am to catch the train, but I really did enjoy it. It's a great place to visit as there is so much to see, especially near Christmas. Today I was in hospital and then we went ice-skating to celebrate my housemate's 21st birthday at the ice rink in Liverpool One. It was lovely because they had quite a few Christmas songs playing, but I was very wobbly and Bambi-like at first. After a while I got into it but then got a bit over-confident and ended up with my bum on the icy cold floor - I'm definitely going to have an attractive bruise tomorrow! We then went to the Red Hot Buffet for a late dinner and I'm so stuffed now that I need to sleep for about 12 hours for my tummy to go down.

Hannah x

PS have a look at my new blog for the university website here if you're interested! First posts are about what being a medical student is like and the best places to eat out in Liverpool.

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