Turns out we packed a lot into our trip to London in June that is was too much to write about in one post. This is the first time I’ve come to London and I’ve actually gone around and visited the tourist attractions! Usually I’m shopping so it was nice to adventure in the big city!
Day 3 – Aquarium, Buckingham Palace and Naked Bike Ride
We woke up on the saturday with no hangover from the night before (winning) so we set off to London’s Aquarium. I’ve never been to the Aquarium before and I know for a fact you can swim with sharks there, something that is on my bucket list. You can get a special ticket that allows to visit the Aquarium and the London Eye on the same day for a cheaper price than if you visit each attraction separately. We would’ve done it but…the London Eye queue…grim. The Aquarium was beautiful. So many species of fish I’ve never seen before.
Afterwards we headed Buckingham Palace way. I’ve only seen it from a moving bus so it would be nice to have a good look at it. There were tons of protests against Theresa May (we visited on the day of the election) so that area of London was busy! The annual naked bike ride was also being held so we got to get a glimpse of that too. At this time of year around Britain there will tonnes of naked bike rides being held in various cities. Why” I have no clue but I witnessed the Cardiff event last year so I thought I was definitely mentally prepared for this. I was not.
The London naked bike ride as twice as much…willing participants than the Cardiff one. I’ve never seen so many old penis in my whole entire life. One man was riding a unicycle. It looked sooooooo uncomfortable, even I felt it. After scoffing down a classic fish and chips we ventured to Buckingham Palace. It’s a lot more impressive than I remembered. We then headed to the nearest park which was stunning. I can’t remember a chunk but middle middle middle we ended up in another park (I think) which was in Baker Street. From there we headed to Oxford Street to visit Selfridges but we left there feeling downhearted and sad, because, you know, we’re poor. From there we headed to Soho district and visited a few…questionable shops and then, feeling peckish we headed to Chinatown for a good meal.
On our way back to the hotel, we stopped by a few attractions again just to see them at night. We saw the London Eye which was beautiful as well as Buckingham Palace which is just as impressive at night! We saw a few street entertainers on the way back too and they’ve leveled up the game in London! We don’t tend to have any street performers in Cardiff and here in London they draw massive crowds!! After such a long day we had a good night’s rest. Ready to depart in the morning.
Day 4 – Carnaby Street, Disney and Home
We only had a few hours left in London and today happened to be Navaeh’s birthday so we had to do a quick shop before heading home. We visited the Disney store in Oxford Street but couldn’t find anything she would’ve liked. I suggested we head over to Skinnydip as they would have amazing products for her. We ended up buying her a ruck sack for school as well as a little pin and fluffy keyring. She is now the coolest girl in school.
We then made our way back home. Such a lovely weekend with some amazing memories!!