Arsenal box office.

Day 10 – Arsenal FC, London, England

My son an ardent fan of Arsenal FC insisted his mom buy him an authentic Arsenal jersey. Me, I’m a F1 fan. Anyway, we did entertain his request and off we went to Arsenal. From our hotel in Paddington, it was just over ½ hour’s train ride.

From the Arsenal station, it’s a couple of minutes walk to the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal FC. As you exit the station, turn right and just walk on. See the picture of the station below? How the chaos will be during full capacity crowd of 60k+ on match day. It’s a small station in between residential premises. And the residents? cry

Arsenal underground.

Arsenal underground.

Arsenal box office.

Arsenal box office.

Emirates stadium

Emirates stadium. Home of Arsenal FC.

Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium.

Front portion of the Emirates Stadium with it’s cannon.

Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium.

Yea, yea, yea. You’re the winner. For me it’s Hamilton. OK ?

Emirates Stadium.

The armoury shop is where you buy Arsenal merchandise not arms. No M16 or AK47 sold here.

Sufficient signboards to guide you home.

Emirates stadium.Emirates stadium.

 

sampaisudah.com been there.

sampaisudah.com been there.

Edgware Road.

Day 9 – Edgware Road, London, England

April 2015

Back from Southampton, today it’s a lazy day in London. We woke up late and thereafter headed to Edgware Road and just wandered around. Muslim travellers should note that Edgware Road is full of halal restaurants, you’ll have difficulty choosing which one. Believe me.

Later in the evening we repeat Oxford Street in a more relaxed manner compared to the other day, wandering in and out of several stores and to our surprise, bought nothing. 

Train to Edgware Road.

District line to Edgware Road.

Edgware Road station.

Edgware Road platform.

Edgware Road station.

Edgware Road station.

Edgware Road.

Edgware Road.

Islamic Bank of Britain.

Islamic Bank of Britain at Edgware Road.

Bus stop at Edgware Road.

Bus stop at Edgware Road.

Halal restaurant at Edgware road.

A halal restaurant called ‘Halal’ at Edgware road. There’s another branch in Bayswater.

Edgware road Halal restaurant

Inside Halal restaurant. We had lunch here.

Bayswater

Day 8 – Bayswater, London, England

April 2015

In the evening we took the underground to Bayswater which is one stop away. We have read from our Malaysian travel forum that Bayswater is where one could get souvenirs cheaper. One shop mentioned in particular by forumers is the shop in-front of Halal restaurant. We found it, the one with a bright red signboard ‘Souvenirs – Luggage & Gift Accessories’. In honesty, we couldn’t say it cheaper here or otherwise as we bought very few souvenirs in London.

Bayswater

The souvenir shop in-front of halal restaurant as mentioned in the travel forum.

Bayswater

Varieties of T-shirts.

Bayswater

Other souvenirs.

Bayswater

Fridge magnets.

Bayswater

The cheerful owner of the store Mr Mohd Zakir, attended to sampaisudah.com even when we only purchased a few items.

For Muslims travelers, you can find a number of halal restaurants in Bayswater. Even fast food Subway has a halal sticker on the front door.

Bayswater

The Halal Restaurant in-front of Mr Zakir’s souvenir shop.

Lebanese restaurant a few shops away from 'Halal'.

Phoenicia Lebanese restaurant a few shops away from ‘Halal’.

Bayswater

You can even get halal Subway in Bayswater. It’s opposite Bayswater underground.

Bayswater

Bayswater underground. As you exit, turn left for the souvenir shop and halal restaurants.