Afternoon around London
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The thing I decided this time with 1.5 days in London was simple - go back to basics, visit some of the touristy spots that I hadn't in all these years. The thing about London is that it's a town that can thrill you, overwhelm you and make you feel like a tourist that you have to start hitting your bucket lists. At the same time, it's also a town that calls itself home to you, that you sort of take the local treats for granted and venture into little towns around the area. Either way, the experience has been rewarding, but I really wanted to "do" London this time.
After arriving in town from Rye, the first stop was the Imperial War Museum. One of those places that I had to see in the last 5 yrs I've actively been visiting this city, but somehow had not.
I didn't have an agenda for the rest of day, it was just going to be wandering to my favourite spots and just, well, walking around. I caught the Tube to Oxford street, went to Topman and River Island to hopefully purchase something (well, nothing). I was quite impressed with the new diagonal street path @ Oxford Circus. There was some major Spain festival display going on this time. Some shops were closing early on account of Bank Holiday. From Oxford Circus, I caught the Tube to Covent Garden where I walked around, bought myself a delicious pasty and then went to the M&S to buy chocolates and biscuits for home. Headed back to my home Earl's Court around 8pm, had dinner with a fantastic Australian couple in the kitchen, and then went to surf the Internet and catch up on work email (I know, I'm an internet junkie). Gosh I was tired! I slept that night just amazed at my choices for my last day, Tuesday, and thinking which attractions I should hit.