Return from Penzance, and around the city

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Towards Neal's Yard, Covent Garden

So, I was gone for about 5 days, and that's 5 days too long! My trip to Penzance was amazing, one of the most relaxing holidays I've EVER had. But as I've said time and time again, nothing like the JOY of returning to London. As usual, the train called at Paddington station, it was about 1pm noon and the weather was brilliant. Very crisp, very breezy, light clouds, very Colorado. The first big task I had was checking in my stuff at the new YHA Central on Bolsover Street (parallel to Great Portland Street).

Read my review on the hostel below - I give it 5 stars. The YHA team continues to impress.

Once I dropped my stuff off, I quickly went for a walk around Oxford Street,  bought some chochies for friends back home and came back to the hostel to cook my lunch (mac and cheese), and I met this lovely Algerian-French girl who was interviewing for role of French teacher in Manchester.

Evening drinks by the Piazza
Very nice girl.

Late lunch done, I headed back to walking around London. I walked from Oxford Street to Covent Garden, through the Theatre district to Trafalgar Square, from there to Southwark, and from there to B'ham Palace. Phew! Great walk, and I ended it as I always do, with dinner at The Sekara. I spent some time surfing the Internet, and caught the tube back to the hostel after doing some Onken shopping @ Sainsbury's. When I got back, my roommates were up - a high school football coach from Norway and a PhD student from Hong Kong. It was quite interesting talking to them. I finished my packing, and slept around midnight. I wanted to wake up early the next day to go for a walk around London, as I always do the day I leave....

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Towards Neals Yard, Covent Garden
Towards Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
Evening drinks by the Piazza
Evening drinks by the Piazza
Theatre District
Theatre District
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Another shot of Trafalgar Square …
A different shot of Trafalgar Squa…
A different shot of Trafalgar Squ…
Headed towards Southwark
Headed towards Southwark
Again, my 101st shot in front of t…
Again, my 101st shot in front of …
Cliched postcard pic - the double …
Cliched postcard pic - the double…
London Hostels review
Another thumbs up for the YHA-UK team!
This place really is everything it promises on the tin, I kid you not. It's very fancy, vibrant colours, very active and also very secure. The lobby i… read entire review
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