London Travel Blog› entry 8 of 9 › view all entries
August 13th, 2008 – by: jegs76
We walked to London Brigde stn. passing by the old ship and some nice church.
Taking the tube - we decided to go then to Temple - which should be that church mentioned in Brown's book da Vinci Code or whatever the english title is, but as we found it, it was closed, so we went back. Matt called and joined us, after we couldn't find him at the station where we made an appointment.
We wanted to see the Dawning st. where the prime minister lives, so we got off at westminster station - walked the few steps and... we found the Dawning street closed! - It seems like they didn't want us to visit the places that day - hahaha.
Few steps away was the place where the guards live or just work - or do their exercices (whatever) we saw the female guard trying to force her horse be calm and went to St. James's Park.
We had a coffe there and it rained again! haha
Over the Green Park we got to the metro station cos for the next stop we choosed Knightbrigde - for some reason - i don't know what reason was that - but the entrances and exits at that station there were that stupidly built that they are like 5minutes walk away one from the another - and no signs of course. After some 20minutes trying all possible direction we found the entrance and went back to central London.
We headed to China Town for lunch. Me and Matt had those weir dry noodle, which would be much better if it wasn't dry hahaha.
Matt had to leave us and we had still the boat ride to absolve - we got to the westminster pier and got on the boat. It just stopped raining so we were pretty lucky, i guess. Got on the upper deck and enjoyed the ride. It was nice cos we could see the places, we have already visited from a different perspective, although the ferry was going that strange - it was interesting ride.
We got to the hostel - Amy was doing her laundry i guess, and me with RJ were chilling out (?) or playing cards again (?)
For dinner we went to Covent Garden - and without making an appointment we just hit Mat at the exit! hahaha so we didn't have to calll him and try to find him haha.
Then we said good bye to Matt and we went our ways.
It was the evening - or it was maybe more like late afternoon, anyway we went to the hostel and my buddies - the two sleepy almost americans (the asian part of our GREAT THREE;) had a nap, while me... i was discovering the london tube on my own. I found an interesting island-platform station (which is very rare in London metro - and rode the shuttle service - there are only 2 station the first and the last one hahaha)
I woke up RJ - he thought i will give up - but RJ - if i want something i usually never give up!
We went down and played this weird filipino card game again (RJ must have cheatted cos i lost many - and won only few times:/// )
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