I have been luck enough to go to London several times now and each time I have learnt something new. I first went in 2013 and was amazed by it all. Whenever I have been I’ve always stayed in the same accommodation, Pax Lodge. It happens to be one of the five World Centre’s for Girlguiding around the world, (there tends to be a theme to by stories). When I visit I tend to try and walk as much as possible as it’s the best way to experience the city. When it’s too far to walk you get the tube, I love the Underground as I could happily sit for hours and go round in circles and people watch. There is so many different walks of life that you encounter when using public transport.
Up at the O2
Did you know that you are able to climb over the o2 in London? I didn’t till I did it. You have to walk up the front of the o2 to the platform at the top where you get the chance to take in the glorious views. It’s one of the best views of London I have ever seen. Once you’ve had your fill of London you get shown down, where you have to walk backwards to get back to flat ground.
There is so much you can do in and around the o2 as well. They have cinemas, shops, eateries and even a cable car over the Thames, which is worth taking a ride on.
Harry Potter World
I am a MASSIVE fan of Harry Potter this was one of the best things I have ever done while visiting London.
The studios are huge and jammed pack with history and some of the most famous sets in the films. I don’t want to give to much away for those who haven’t had the pleasure of visiting yet. However my favourite part was the chance to get my photo taken at so many iconic scenes, you can even get a photo of yourselves in the flying car.
I do love a musical and having been to a few over the years, my 2 favourites are Matilda and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. Both are spectacular in there own way and have some fantastic songs.
When I went to see Charlie I was with my Brownies (7-10 Year Old’s) and they loved it. We even got the chance to have a look behind the scene’s after the show to see how the magic happens. Which just added to my amazement of how they put on such an incredible show night after night.
I have gone to extremes though to get a theatre ticket though. Me and friend were wanting to see Hamlet, one of the times that we visited. You were able to get cheap tickets if you turned up at 9am as normally they were £50 but you could get them for £10, so there is no doubt we had to try. Luckily we had done some research beforehand, so we were up and out at 3am to catch 2 buses to theatre to queue for tickets as we knew it would be busy. We arrived at 4am to find there was already 20 odd people in front of us and the person at the front was writing number on hands in case anyone tried to queue jump.
So we sat for 5 hours on the streets on London in the hope we would get tickets. Good news we did and it was one of the best performance I have ever seen and there was even a couple of famous faces in it too.
I love London, I look forward to visiting again as I feel there is so much more to see and do.