The first time I visited London, I must have been ten years old, I was then in the company of my parents. Only then, as I kept only vague memories, I had made myself the promise to return there one day. So I just spent an unforgettable short stay in the English capital.
London by night
Accompanied by a friend of mine, it was aboard the Eurostar that we decided to reach London. And even if the line is operational from seven in the morning until ten o’clock, it is imperative to make reservations. In short, after two hours of travel, it is around 8 pm that we disembark at Saint Pancras International. Fortunately for us,the station is located in the city center. And to our delight, the metro line was nearby.
We were very lucky to find cheap accommodation in Mayfair. Located in the West End, this district is not only very prestigious, but also incredibly lively. We have barely put down our suitcases when we are already outside. We landed on Bond Street shopping street. Trendy pubs abound there. We started our evening at Browns Mayfar, a bar / brasserie. We also had our dinner there.
Afterwards, with our new London acquaintances, we headed for the Islington district to attend a punk music concert at The Hope ans Anchor. Despite the excellent atmosphere that reigned there, the places did not impress me too much. It was too dark there for my taste. We were then warmly recommended the Fabric, this club is apparently the meeting place for the best DJs in London. It must be true considering the tail there was. That’s why we ended our night out at the Infernos, a nightclub that also doubles as karaoke.
London by day
Since we didn’t get home until five in the morning, we spent the Saturday morning sleeping. And it was only in the afternoon that we started the visits to the famous sights of the metropolis. Our itinerary was very classic with the unmissable ride on the London Eye or Millennium Wheel, the London Ferris wheel. One hundred and thirty meters above the ground, the view is breathtaking over London. However, I advise against people who suffer from vertigo.
Afterward, we continued by the magnificent Tower Bridge, this historic fortress with medieval architecture houses the crown jewels. However, it was the Saint-Jean chapel that moved me the most. This religious building is the oldest in the capital. Obviously, it is also worth seeing Big Ben as well as Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, not to mention Buckingham Palace.
But hard to be in London without shopping. Moreover, all department stores and shopping centers are open on Sundays. And already, if you are a n of branded or trendy clothing, go to the shopping street of Oxford Street. There are among others located: Topshop, Selfridges and Marks & Spencer.