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On the doouble decker bus
So my friend and I get to London early in the morning ready to explore the city and find out why London is so famous.  When we got to the airport, we wanted to exchange dollars and euros into pounds. The thought the exchange rate was ridiculous! We ended exchanging only 75 dollars and we got 30 pounds. When we got to the Tube in Heathrow, I almost got a heart attack when I saw the price for ONE ride into London. Why in the world would a city charge 4 pounds for one ride into London City? 4 pounds is 8 USD. That is ridiculous!!!!! I felt London was over priced but I think I have to think about how much people in London get paid.
Westminster Abbey
It might be a lot of money for me for one ride but for people who live in London the price is just right. So we paid with our credit card a one day ticket which was 6 pounds. We took the tube into London, and got off at picadilly Circus and swith to another line and got off at Russel Square. We headed to our hostel, the infamousGenerator. Yes yes, the prison that can host up to 800 people a day and it's fully booked all the time. We get to our hostel and there's teenegaers and "young adults" everywhere. We checked in and we went to the basement to room 008. We left our stuff in our room and headed out to explore London. We visited, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham fountain, Abbey road and hopped onto the double decker bus into Soho. We finished the day with a nice meal at burger king. The next day, woke up and got ready to do the "free" walking tour.
Taxi
We met up with the guy who was suppose to take us to Monument where everyone else was suppose to gather up and then split into groups. Well this dumbass guy was walking fast and we couldn't keep up with him. So my friend and I and 4 argentinian gils lost him and we were searching for him and didn't find him. So we went to Monument and waited for him. He shows up 30 minutes later and all he says was sorry. So we just gave him the evil eye all the time. They shouldn't really call it a "free" tour if they are going to ask for tips. You don't really just want to walk away if the person is asking for tips and you know they did a good job, so we gave our guide 5 pounds. After the tour was over we went to picadilly circus and took pics of London, bought a couple of souvenirs and went back to the Hostel for our Free drink.
Picadilly circus
I met two Mexican guys in the bar at the generator and my friend and I just chilled with them.  We exchanged e-mails and they want me to visit them in Mexico someday which most likely I will because I go to Mexico all the time. The rest of the trip it was visiting monuments and touristic sites. Overall i had a great time. We got to Heathrow on July 1st and security was horrible!!! We were waiting almost 2 hours for us to go thru security. This was due to the attemp to blow up a bar or nightclub by some terrorist at Picadilly Circus. So security was tough! We hopped on the plane and I was READY to go to Paris. I just wanted to leave London for ever and never go back. So we departed and I was so happy London was history on my backpacking trip.
jegs76 says:
Hahahaha, i think almost the same for london hahaah
but i'm going to go there again. In fact i was very disappointed with this place.
Posted on: May 27, 2008
BubbleGum says:
oh no, i can't wait to go to London!
Posted on: Feb 14, 2008
Anneliesjezon says:
I don't like Londen very much either..
Posted on: Oct 08, 2007
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On the doouble decker bus
On the doouble decker bus
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Taxi
Taxi
Picadilly circus
Picadilly circus
My friend writing on the wall. Abb…
My friend writing on the wall. Ab…
I like this one. Im guessing some…
I like this one. I'm guessing som…
Abbey Road signs
Abbey Road signs
Tower bridge
Tower bridge
Guitar
Guitar
Monument
Monument
St. Pauls cathedral.
St. Paul's cathedral.
Abbey Road
Abbey Road
Crossing abbey road but I didnt k…
Crossing abbey road but I didn't …
London Eye
London Eye
British museum
British museum
cops and media at picadilly circus…
cops and media at picadilly circu…
More police officers.
More police officers.
the parliment.
the parliment.
Picadilly circus.
Picadilly circus.
Big Ben though i learned that Big …
Big Ben though i learned that Big…
Millemium Bridge
Millemium Bridge
British museum
British museum
The big dildo as many londoners ca…
The big dildo as many londoners c…
Yup, we were at Pride
Yup, we were at Pride
yummy!
yummy!
Pride london 2007. Great music!
Pride london 2007. Great music!
This guy was intimidating. i felt …
This guy was intimidating. i felt…
The Generator.
The Generator.
Leaving London, going to Paris.
Leaving London, going to Paris.
Soho.
Soho.
Princess diana Fountain Memorial.
Princess diana Fountain Memorial.
The Tube.
The Tube.
Red telephone booths.
Red telephone booths.
Our room at the generator.
Our room at the generator.
ceremony for changing of the guard…
ceremony for changing of the guar…
This guard is going bye bye.
This guard is going bye bye.
They are planning what they are go…
They are planning what they are g…
Changin of the guards.
Changin of the guards.
341 km (212 miles) traveled
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