Evening stroll in London
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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.
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.
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.