Evening stroll in London

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In London!! Alighting from the Eurostar

The more and more I visit London, the more and more I end up calling it home. I always manage to throw in London on any trip to or via Europe that I make like when I visited India last August. It's a lovely feeling. The irony is many times I start planning a trip to somewhere else and am excited about that place, and  then I throw in London to the mix, then I'm suddenly all excited about going to London more than the original place! So, even when I started planning my trip to Belgium, I guess it was inevitable. The other thing ticking in my head was "it's been SIX bloody months since you were in London".... just about any reason I reckon!

I took the Eurostar so I wasn't doing my usual tradition of eyes wide open in glee as the plane flies over the Thames and all the attractions before landing, and I get to listen to Frou Frou's "Let go" as my "I arrived in London" theme song.

Kylie poses in the background for Tous whilst the Friday traffic of London's double deckers and taxis pass her by...
No, instead the train ride was rather anticlimactic. I left Bruxelles at 4pm, the train with awful seating in the economy went through a bunch of tunnels, a stop and next thing I know - I'm in London.

St.Pancras International is a very cool station. Very fancy and all. They've really modernised it. I didn't have cash, neither did I know how much was in my Oyster. So I got the balance verified and hopped on the Pic Line to Earl's Court. I had my star sighting...none other than Shabhana Azmi (Bollywood actress) was on the same Tube, standing like the rest of us and busy gossiping with another actress whose name I don't remember. They got down at Covent Garden and headed off. A few stops later, and I was at home - Earl's Court.

Regent Street
The weather was lovely, it felt so good being here. Just that feeling when you step out of the Tube station onto the road.... it's like coming home! It was about 545pm and really wasn't in the mood to waste time, so off I went. Grabbed a strawberry smoothie from the nearby M&S, and I was on the Tube again to Oxford Street.

I went to Topman in Oxford Street to check for any deals or good clothes, bought a nice black and white shirt and then went for a walk around the rest of the street, and a bit onto Bond Street as well. From here, I walked down Regent Street which I must say looks lovely during sunset (see pictures below), onto Pic Circus - onto Buckingham Palace and from there to Southwark. God I was tired. I'd been walking continuously since I came to London. I reached the hostel around 1030pm that night - bought some Dutch Gouda cheese, and breadrolls and had that for dinner. Oh, along with Onken Yogurt! Went to bed that night by midnight... I was tired no doubt but so happy to be back in London.

YantiSoeparno says:
Why do you love London that much, dear? ;D
Who knows you will meet your special girl there ;D
Posted on: Jun 04, 2009
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Regent Street
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