Montag, 22. April 2013

London - Monday

Of course we wanted to see as much as we can in those three days, so my sister and I started off right after breakfast. Our first stop was Leadenhall Market, where we took a look around and bought postcards for our friends.

I really like Leadenhall Market's architecture, it has that touch of former times *___*
We had planned to take part in a walk at 11 a.m., so we walked slowly in the direction of the meeting point, but there was still plenty of time left, so we walked on until we reached the Thames and strolled a bit alongside. 

As you can see, the weather wasn't the best!
There were some stone benches, engraved with flowers. At first we thought, they were just painted on, but no! 

 A really pretty ship :D
  The "Winchester Wharves". I wonder if they hunt demons by ship?
After a while we returned to the meeting point where our guide was waiting and when everyone had assembled, we took off on our tour. We walked quite far and learned a lot of interesting facts about the area. If you're ever in London and want a unique walk, without just seeing the major tourist sights, I recommend London Walks to you! We took the "Hidden London" walk and it's just 9 pound per person, 7 if you're a student like me.
 For example, we saw St. Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's pub.

 Shakespeare bought this pub!

The top of this church (uugh, I forgot the name v__v) is the original inspiration for the form of wedding cakes!

We paid a short visit to the Millenium Bridge after the walk and took the underground to Temple, but we didn't stay long, because it started raining.

I don't have any photos from the rest of the day - good for you :P 
But we spent an hour or so at Starbucks where we wrote our postcards, then went to Covent Garden and had a look at the shops, bought some tea for our mum and drove to Waterstones. I love that book store *___* They have so many books and a huge section for fantasy, sci-fi, grafic novels and so on <3 They even have a corner for lesbian and gay literature, but I didn't want to go there with my sister :D
I bought the BBC Sherlock casebook there. I still haven't read it, because I need to finish "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" first. But that's how it looks like:

A bit confusing, but Sherlock's on the front cover and John is on the back. I'm curious about the book, you can read John's blog posts about the six cases from the series and many more things    

At last we went to Masala Zone in Soho for dinner, where we ate authentic Indian curry. It was so delicious, but some things were a bit too spicy for me :D

Thanks for reading,


  1. Klingt doch schonmal super!! ^^
    Das mit dem Hochzeitskuchen finde ich total süß :3 Hätte nie gedacht, dass das von einem Kirchendach kommt!^^

    1. Ja, man kann echt viele interessante Details bei so einem Walk lernen ;D

  2. Danek für den Tipp mit London Walks.
    Ich werde in 2 1/2 Wochen für 2 Tage nach London fliegen (hab es meiner Ma zum B*Day geschenkt) und wir planen gerade etwas aufgeregt was wir alles sehen können/wollen. Wo hast du denn übernachtet?
    Ich bin seeehr gespannt auf deinen Bericht der anderen zwei Tage!
    Liebe Grüße!

    1. Wir haben im Royal National London übernachtet. Am besten liest du dir den vorherigen Post durch, ich fands nicht so klasse da :D Aber eigentlich ist es ausreichend. Liegt zumindest sehr günstig am Russel Square.