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Inside Paddington Station

I landed early at Heathrow and managed to get myself to my hotel with little trouble. While my friends went about their business for the day, I spent my first day in London (sunny no less!) visiting a couple of spots that I wanted to see and that my friends either had already seen or might not have wanted to see. I'm pretty sure I travelled the most of the downtown area of London by tube and I never once got lost. Go me!

I first went to grab my train tickets up at Paddington station. I took a couple of pictures inside the station, bought some books I wanted and then grabbed a great sandwich from a restaurant/kiosk called "Uppercrust".

Inside Paddington Station
 

From there I hopped between train lines to get over to St. Paul's and took pictures outside, none inside since they don't allow it. Interestingly enough, at least for me, all I kept thinking as I looked at the gold in the ceiling and in statues was how many people could have been fed with all that ornateness.

Once I was done there, made my way over to the Freemason's Hall and took pictures of the front of it. For those who may wonder why I was doing that, it is used as the front fa├žade of MI-5 headquarters (the real one is actually closer to the Thames) for the British tv show "Spooks".

After that I walked through Soho (briefly glancing in the windows of the very expensive shops!) and caught the train at Covent Gardens to make my way to Harrod's. I took some pictures outside and ran into people protesting Harrod's using fur, or something like that. I only did the first floor and bought myself a pen as it was absolutely crazy in the store at the time.

I then got back to Heathrow and hung out for a while at my friends' hotel, had dinner, then went back to my hotel to crash.

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Inside Paddington Station
Inside Paddington Station
Inside Paddington Station
Inside Paddington Station
St. Pauls Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Pauls Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Pauls Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Pauls Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Pauls Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Pauls Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Pauls Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Pauls Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Pauls Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
ONeills clothing shop
O'Neill's clothing shop
Exterior for the Spooks MI-5 bui…
Exterior for the "Spooks" MI-5 bu…
Harrods
Harrods
London
photo by: ulysses