Yipee! Vikram reporting from London!
London Travel Blog› entry 12 of 21 › view all entries
Ok, so what's the coolest city in the world? Erm... London
What's the most trendiest city in the world? Let's see.... London?
What's the most culturally diverse city in the world? Gotta be London!
........and in which city have I just come to, ready to spend the next 5 nights in? LONDON, surement!!
No, the above lines weren't ruthlessly copied from a travel guide, but merely statements that summarise what I feel about the city. Every London visit of mine rejuvinates and reenergises me like never before. There's just something about this city - the buildings, the cultural diversity, the food (esp milk products), tourist attractions, shopping, etc.
Kings Cross station was a bit of clockwork (becoming a 2nd Gatwick for me now) for me, bought my 7 day Oyster card and headed to High Street Kensington to my YHA. The tube ride was as expected, I did feel a bit bad that I wasn't staying at Earl's Court. Oh well... HSK was a delight as ever. It's a nice street (although let it be said that I muchly rather prefer Earl's Court to this). My only problem now was the location of the hostel. Given my previous disasters this trip on finding other hostels, I was a bit wary on how easily I can find this. I kept asking people "Holland Park" and they kept telling me I'm going in the right direction. So finally I did arrive...at Holland Park. Hoorah I thought, enough of a walk with a heavy duffel.
Anyways after settling in, and I literally mean settling in, I went to my 3rd favo place in London - Oxford Street.
I walked down to Shaftsbury Ave for my first of many shows in London - "Blood Brothers". This was lovely. Very well written play with good moments of humour and sadness thrown in. Good acting as well. The play went on till about 10:30pm and I headed back to the hostel. I must say my walk back to this hostel is so diff from the Earl's Court one. I was warned it will be "lonely" but I honestly didn't think this quiet and lonely. Not scary or anything, just lonely. Got back to the hostel, had about a million people in the room grumbling as I turned my bedlight on. :-( And called it a night.
London, London...I'm in London. YAY ad infinitum!