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March 29th, 2010 – by: chrisrettie
Me and my girlfriend (Jess) decided to hit London for a couple of days over Easter. Now I grew up in a small town in North Wales and London was going to be the biggest place i'd ever visited. We got off the train at London Euston at roughly 9am, where we spent the next 5 minutes trying to work out the underground system which isn't as difficult to work as I had expected. We took the tube to Nottinghill where our hotel was based, unfortunately check-in wasn't until 2pm so we had some time to kill.
Swans in Hyde Park
We decided to go and explore Hyde Park as it was only a 5 minute walk away. Now Hyde Park is huge when we first looked at the map outside it we had wondered if we could actually spend a long time there but we were proved wrong. We wandered through and thought about having a look around Kensington Palace until we saw there was a £14.
50 odd entry fee which put us off slightly. So we carried on wandering through until we noticed this very large statue in the distance, out of curiosity we decided to check it out. It ended up being a statue of 'Albert' opposite Albert Hall. On the way back through the park towards our hotel we stopped off by the Peter Pan statue and were amazed by the number of different birds by the Serpentine (A giant lakey thing).
Statue of 'Albert' opposite Albert Hall
After checking in at the UMI hotel (which i would highly recommend for the price we paid). We decided to check out the British Museum, the musuem its self was very interesting with a huge collection of everything from mummies to statues. The only problem we came across was acutally finding the museum from the nearest tube station, if it was from the map we'd picked up we wouldn't have stood a chance.
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Swans in Hyde Park
Statue of 'Albert' opposite Alber…
The British Museum
A mummy in the British Museum
Inside of a Mummy