London Repeated

April 2016

Whilst our visit to London last year (2015) was a frantic dash from one attraction to the next, this year’s itinerary is more relaxed. In our 6 days stay, we covered 9 new London’s attractions and the rest are repeat of places we’ve been.  All posts relating to London can the found here.

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The unmistakable London red buses.

We have never repeated a same destination two years running, but London has an unexplainable aura of drawing me and my wife back. Probably due to the extensive & efficient transportation network, the ease in obtaining halal food, the friendly & helpful locals, those charming road and town names …. arrrgh, we don’t know what exactly. Don’t mind going once more next year.

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Edgware Road. Along this stretch, you’ll find plentiful of halal eateries.

Oxford street, the shopping street known to travellers. Not that the prices are cheap, but this is where the crowds are. For affordable and value for money shopping, try Primark at reet. They sell most of those things we’ll wear regularly.

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You must be crazy not to be at Oxford Street when in London.

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Debenhams at Oxford Street. You’ll need a bigger wallet/purse here.

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Street entertainment along Oxford street.

For those with fat and bulging wallet/purse, you can shop your heart’s content at Harrods. About what we could afford here, are the green Harrods shopping bag. Ouch!

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Those medium signature shopper bag at £21.95.

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A beautifully decorated cake at Harrod’s food section.

At Portobello Road, the world’s largest antiques market, you’ll probably be able to find some interesting and affordable item to buy. You can also find souvenirs and food stuff here, just like any other street market elsewhere in other countries.

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Colorful section of buildings at Portobello.

the world’s largest antiques market

All Saints is a British fashion retailer you’ll find along Portobello Road. Inside, they have floor-to-ceiling display of sewing machines. Awesome.

This year we once again made our way to Arsenal Stadium to get a T-shirt for our son an ardent fan of Arsenal. The same designed T-shirt we purchased last year has gone up by­ ­£5. This time around, our son wanted a training jersey instead.

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Emirates stadium, home of Arsenal FC.

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Training jersey are the ones with stripes. Match jerseys are in yellow.

Travelling by underground tube is one of the most efficient transportation in London although not cheap. The London bus is cheaper, but one must know which one to take and any change of bus required.

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Empty tube station passageway.

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Reminder to the passengers.

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Upgrading should be completed by the time you read this.

London City Airport.

You’ll need these for your tube & bus travel.

Some of the different tube stations we got on or off. Edgware has two stations nearby each other. One serves the Bakerloo line while the other the District, Circle & Hammersmith lines.

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Most frequently used tube station. Close by Tune Paddington Hotel.

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Bayswater. Another area to easily get halal food. Souvenirs are cheaper in Bayswater area.

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Tower Hill tube station for Tower Hill & Tower Bridge.

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Imagine the crowd on match day at this small Arsenal tube station. Emirates stadium is 5 minutes walk away..

If not for the Tower Bridge Exhibition, we see no necessity to be here again. But to be up on the Tower Bridge glass walkway is something else. What more when we were able to witness the drawing of the bridge right underneath our feet.

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Tower bridge repeated.

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The HOHO bus as seen through the glass walkway of the Tower Bridge.

Common signposts in UK.

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Trafalgar Square bus stop.

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Street directions.

Landmarks around Oxford street.

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Crowds at Marble Arch.

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‘Still Water’. A bronze sculpture of a horse’s head nearby Marble Arch.

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Legendary red post box.

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A bicycle with disc brakes.

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Foldable bicycle.

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London fridge magnet to bring home.

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