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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Europe Trip- United Kingdom; London (Day 2)

13th November 2014

It was a free and easy day, hence few of us had suggested to the tour guide to visit some of the attractions such as Big Ben and House of Parliaments, London Eye and Madame Tussauds london. Shopping session will be left for the night time. It was a windy day and the weather had become much more colder than yesterday. I was blessed that I made a right decision to purchase a thick scarf from Primark. We took underground train at Hammersmith Underground Station to Westminster Station to re-visit Big Ben and House of Parliaments.

Big Ben and House of Parliaments

London Eye which is within the walking distance from Big Ben. Well, at least we had the chance to have a photo captured here. A package tour of London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Madame Tussauds London had been purchased.We took a ride on the famous London Eye, the current third tallest Ferris Wheel in the world. The panoramic view of London city was really unprecedented.

Group photo of the majority of us

We visited SEA LIFE London Aquarium located on the ground floor of County Hall on the South Bank of the River Thames in central London. As we got the group package tour, hence we got the free admission to SEA LIFE London Aquarium (£45 for two attractions- buy 2 free 1). It's one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life. We had a quick glimpse and visit there as we had to rush to Madame Tussauds.

A simple lunch we had in a fast food chain; Pret A Manager. The sandwich was rather big portion and we felt full till the night.

Madame Tussauds London

Madame Tussauds London is one of the famous tourist attraction which has been recommended by my friend who went to UK. We had spent one and half hour by taking photos with the wax statues. Marilyn Monroe wax statue, where are you?!

With handsome David Beckham
With Mr. Obama

Dad with his favorite bands- Beatles

I also met David Cameron:)

We had a mini train ride to understand the old England history. My dad was concentrated in listening the information while I was busy taking shots. We did not enter the haunted house visit as we heard many tourists' screams. After watching the 4D show on superheroes, we rushed out to gather in front of the Madame Tussauds. Well, I did enjoy the show but still prefer Universal Studio Singapore's.
It was just 4pm in London but it looked like night time in Malaysia.

We waited for the tour guide till 5pm and his disappearance had really made us mad. We explored the tube ourselves and finally reached at Oxfort Station at 6.50pm. 

Oxford Street

We just bought some souvenirs and gone back to Primark for some long sleeves shirts, Christmas design socks, hand gloves (which I think both of us would utilize them during the next few days as the weather has become colder). We did not manage to go to Wembley's designer outlet for sport shoes.

The night ended with cold, long search of right tube to go back to Novotel London West. We were exhausted when we reached hotel and 2 packets of instant noodles had been eaten as dinner. The 2nd night in UK was a tiring day. Hmm, sport shoes were not bought and I did not manage to make a visit to museums, Hyde Park and Cayden Market. Well, these places shall be visited next time !

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