London, England

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Last time I visited London, 3 years ago, I told myself I'd never come back.  But as soon as I got on the tube, I couldn't help feel this overwhelming feeling of happiness come over me.  Maybe I was just so happy to be out of Scandinavia or maybe it was nice being in familiar territory.  Hearing the British accents, seeing advertisements for Magners...I had a feeling London might just be more enjoyable this time around.  Plus I was meeting up with Brad & Iain (the Aussies I spent time with in Bruges), so I knew there was a ton of fun waiting for me.
Brad met up with me on Friday afternoon.  He's been living in London for a couple of months, but has barely seen the city.

My beloved Magners
  I think he's been too busy going to festivals around Europe and doing what Aussies do best, drinking! It was a nice day, so we went to Hyde Park at sat by the Round Pond, just catching up.  The next day, I went over to the house where Brad & Iain have been crashing and just as I had expected, we had a drunken good time.  The next day was a write off, the perfect day to do my last load of laundry.  It was a little bittersweet, that meant that I was going home in 2 weeks, but also that I would be wearing clean clothes again very soon. The next morning, Brad & I agreed to take the free walking tour.  After walking basically all of London, we felt we deserved a nice refreshment at one of Brad & Iain's favourite pubs, The Slug.  They had spoken about this place many times while we were in Bruges and I could finally understand why they liked it so much.  Cheap food and drinks amongst fellow Aussies, not to mention the Snakebites (beer, cider and blackcurrant).  As sad as I was saying goodbye, I had a feeling I'd see them again.

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My beloved Magners
My beloved Magners
Iains masterpiece!
Iain's masterpiece!
I forget the name of it, but its …
I forget the name of it, but it's…
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Weird, a Quebec building, flag and…
Weird, a Quebec building, flag an…
a London street
a London street
Had to get my typical tourist shot…
Had to get my typical tourist sho…
Telephone booth
Telephone booth
The National Gallery
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
Another Canadian piece in London
Another Canadian piece in London
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
London Eye in the background
London Eye in the background
Big Ben in the background
Big Ben in the background
Parliament Houses
Parliament Houses
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Big Ben
Big Ben
Parliament Houses
Parliament Houses
Parliament Houses
Parliament Houses
Parliament Houses
Parliament Houses
Parliament Houses
Parliament Houses
Parliament Houses
Parliament Houses
Poor tree, it had a rough night
Poor tree, it had a rough night
London Eye
London Eye
London Eye
London Eye
Parliament Houses
Parliament Houses
Tower of London
Tower of London
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
London
photo by: ulysses