If you have been following my Instagram lately, you’ll know that last weekend I spent a night in London – along with my Brother, Nathan and of course, my Dad. We rose at 6am on Saturday morning to catch the 7:17am train from Chester straight through to London Euston. I am not one for mornings to say the least, I don’t think I’ve seen that time of the morning since I left my old job around 5/6 months ago. Lots of coffee was needed.
We arrived at London Euston at around 9:30am and started our little tourist-y section of the weekend. My brother has never been to London before and has wanted to go for a while. He absolutely loves trains and was excited to spend 2+ hours on the train up there. He was also excited to see what the London Underground was like, it’s safe to say he wasn’t a huge fan, but is glad that he has had the experience now. Anyway, first we headed to Madame Tussauds, as it made more sense to do this early as it would get busier in as the day went on. I booked our tickets online to save queuing when we arrived. They give you the option to collect your tickets on arrival or have them emailed to you so that you can just show the email containing the barcodes for entry. We walked from London Euston to Madame Tussauds as it was only a 20 minute walk and it probably would have took that long to actually get on the tube because it was so busy!
I thoroughly enjoyed it, and so did my Brother and Nathan. My Dad found it a little boring, because he’s not really in to celebrities and things like that. But he plodded along, as he does. We then spent the rest of the day travelling to different sights in London, such as Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London etc. We actually managed to get around a lot which we thought we may not have managed. But we did! All before 5pm, but we we’re absolutely knackered. We ended up heading back to our room and picking up a Chinese takeaway on the way. Where we pretty much all fell asleep by 9pm, I wish I’d have stayed awake and gone for a wander but I was obviously too tired.
On the Sunday we headed down to Harrods, and Oxford Street before venturing to Camden. We got to Harrods around 10am, but it was shut until 11:30pm (with it being a Sunday). We ended up having a little nose around the street it was on, and then headed to Oxford St. I didn’t go into many shops in Oxford Street because I didn’t plan on spending any money, I mooched around Primark (and got lost) and we had a look around Selfridges but that was it really.
We got the tube from Oxford Street straight to Camden which was absolutely packed. It was 10 times busier than when Nathan and I went last February. You literally couldn’t move, my brother was very anxious with everyone around him so my Dad chose not to take him into the market because it was even worse in their. They chose to have a wonder by the lock whilst Nathan and I went into the market. We ended up getting some food from one of the Thai food stalls and we really wanted to pig out and get pancakes too but got too distracted wandering around the stalls and forgot.
By the time we came out of the market it was around 3pm and we decided to head back to Euston. But we decided to walk because it is only a 20 minute walk, instead of struggling with the tube.
On the train we got, pumpkin spiced latte in hand and we we’re home before we knew it. Overall we all had a really good time, the only downside was how busy it was. But what do you expect in the capital city?