My First Trip to London

In less than a week I’m hopping on a plane to London. I’ll be spending 11 days in the UK, with about half my time in London and also hopping around to towns and cities in Southern England and Wales. I first visited London in 2014 while studying abroad. I spent a total of less than 24 hours in the city, and a good portion of it was spent sleeping in the airport and waiting for my friend to arrive. London was a pitstop during my spring break when I visited a friend studying in Prague before visiting a different friend in Ireland. I’ve been meaning to post about my time living in Europe for the last 4 to 5 years and am making my way through it slowly, but I figured I should jump ahead and post about London before these photos become obsolete and useless by my up coming trip. So here’s my experience spending roughly 12 hours (although more likely much less) in London, where we did a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. These tours are fantastic if you don’t have adequate time in the city because you still get the see the major sites, and I think it’s also a great activity when you first arrive just so you can grasp a general layout of the large city.

Our our took us past Trafalgar square, Hyde Park, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the London Eye, Parliament, and Elizabeth Tower. We were lucky and had a beautiful, sunny day which made it great to sit on top of an open double decker bus to get all the great views. After the bus tour we walked around Hyde Park a bit and found somewhere to eat before I hopped back on the Underground back to the airport.

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