It is currently summer break for students around the UK and therefore I am at home in Hertfordshire, and Cole has started his work placement in Nottingham. I am lucky enough to live only 20 minutes on the train into London, and Cole only 1 hour and a half. We, therefore, decided to have a day out in London in order to see one another and see some of the sights in London! We are so lucky to have such an amazing city nearby and often take this for granted, but on Saturday we did as much as we could in the time we had.
Also, thankfully the English weather was good to us and we had a sunny day!
We met in St.Pancras railway station and headed to St.Katherines dock as we had seen online that the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race was going under Tower Bridge and was being presented in the dock. It was so busy with spectators and we even got to see the boats up close, as well as the winning team – LMAX Exchange.
We wandered around the dock and across Tower Bridge, towards London Borough Market. We are both foodies, and Borough Market is food heaven, with lots of little tasters and street food, so we were in our elements. It was so busy so we bought a giant cookie and decided to have lunch in a quieter cafe near London Bridge.
One of the main things we had planned to do on our day out in London was visiting the Science Museum, so we hopped on the tube and headed to South Kensington. The Science Museum, alongside many other museums in London, are free to enter but often have exhibitions where tickets are required, but there is so much to see without tickets.
Around the corner from the Science Museum was Harrods, so we thought while we are here we shall go in and see how the other half live! The building is beautiful, and it even smelt luxurious, we couldn’t believe some of the things our eyes were seeing, from luxury board games, to £3000 life size stuffed animals! Not being able to afford anything, we headed to Hyde Park as our legs needed a rest after so much walking.
Our day was drawing to an end, so we headed to Oxford Circus for some dinner, before making our way back to train station.
It was sad to go our separate ways after having such a fun day together, but it isn’t too long until our next adventure!
India and Cole