United Kingdom
Charing Cross

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  • Day7


    March 8, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Ich habe extra Essen mit drei ‚o‘ geschrieben, weil wir quasi dreimal gegessen haben.
    Das erste war bei unserem Spaziergang die Themse entlang, wo uns ein Kinder Bueno Eis geschenkt wurde, weil die heute in England rausgekommen sind.
    Das zweite war bei Wagamamas ein echt großes Curry.
    Das dritte war kurz danach, auf einem kleinen Food Market, eine italienische Spezialität mit Pistazien.
    Alles drei sehr lecker, aber unter anderem weil ich gerade schon wieder Flapjacks gegessen habe, auch echt sättigend - na ja... das ist schön gesagt für ich platze gleich!
    Aber die Kalorien lohnen sich!
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  • Day2

    Sunday in London

    January 6, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    We slept til 10 after turning off the lights at 11:30 last night. Felt good to have a good sleep. The Fitbit says I slept 7 hours without waking.

    Shared a cream cheese and lox bagel at Laurent’s again since that was lunch and made our way to the London Eye. Walked through the last day of the Christmas market and went on the Eye. The ride is 30 minutes long and is located on the bank of the Thames across from ‘Big Ben’, which, sadly, is shrouded with scaffolding. After each load of passengers leave the Eye, employees sweep the car with mirrors, looking for bombs and such. Enjoyed a soft ice cream with a Flake bar which, apparently, is a thing here. Had added a river cruise to the Eye ticket for only 5£ more. Cool and windy on the water as it was already 3:30 when we boarded the boat. Lovely to see things you read about, and did you know that the real ‘London Bridge’ was bought by an American who shipped it to Arizona, thinking it was the Tower Bridge that is obviously still in London. Should have gone to look at it first😆.

    Walked to Trafalgar Square behind the Charring Cross train station. The National Museum was open for another 50 minutes so we were able to visit the free galleries. Amazing art from the 1500s. Canada House is locates on the Square so had to take a photo of a piece of home.

    Stopped at Cafe Concerto to buy dessert for later and filled our yen for fish and chips at Sherlock Holmes’ pub. Good thing we shared the order; would have been too much otherwise. Enjoyed our dessert once we returned to the hotel and settled in for the night.

    Steps: 25,204 on Saturday. Sunday 14,039.
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  • Day4

    National Gallery

    September 7, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    After the National Portrait Gallery we headed to the National Gallery, located just around the corner, to check out some of their collections - it is a huge building which contains many artworks. We decided to head for the impressionist and post-impressionist area, our favourite periods and styles. There was a wonderful collection of works from artists such as Cezanne, Renoir, Pissarro, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Manet, Gaugin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and also quite a few from the BritsTurners and Constable. We even came across an Arthur Streeton and a Gustav Klimt.Read more

  • Day2

    London 2nd

    March 4 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    Uff what a City! So many impressions in so little time! Luckily I could sleep through the night even though I shared my room with 20 others and one of them snores so loud that I could hear it through my earplugs...
    Starting my day at 11am means keep walking through the city (you can see it in the map) until 5pm and only taking a break of 30 minutes for a nice coffee. I basically saw every tourist attraction you can imagine which was quite nice but I do hate being a tourist and always try to fit in and behave as a “normal” kid 😄
    It is still challenging to keep looking right first Begierde crossing the street and even taking the stairs on the left side - crazy! Luckily there was no rain... until 2pm - but hey I don’t want to complain the rain could have been heavier!
    Me feet hurt now but hey I just need to explore Anke her city tomorrow 😉
    By the way: I found a host for Bristol and for Fort William and hooked a hostel in Edinburgh (it just looked so cute and was soooo cheap an somehow I just felt like it) - so I just need a host for Cardiff and Glasgow and that’s about it.
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  • Day2

    London Hop on Hop off Part 1

    May 28, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Nach einem ausgiebigen Frühstück im Hotel mit Blick auf die Themse ging es mit den roten Bussen von Big Bus auf Entdeckungsreise kreuz und quer durch London. Die Guides brachten uns die Stadt mit vielen Fakten, interessanten Anekdoten und Witz näher. Die Tour begann am Westminster Pier (mit Blick auf den größtenteils verhüllten Elisabeth Tower) und führte an allen bekannten und teilweise auch nicht so bekannten Sehenswürdigkeiten vorbei.Read more

  • Day2

    London Hop on Hop off Part 4

    May 28, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Zu guter Letzt besuchten wir die Tower Bridge inkl. Walk auf Glasboden über der Themse und Besichtigung des ehemaligen Maschinenraums mit beeindruckenden Dampfmaschinen.
    Abendbrot gab es in einem Pub mit "deutscher" Küche, wo wir unseren kulinarischen Horizont erweiterten. Oder hat schon mal jemand von Euch Rote Beete roh gegessen?Read more

  • Day2

    London Hop on Hop off Part 3

    May 28, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Das Viertel Carnaby (Szeneviertel in den 60ern), Picadilly Circus und den Trafalgar Square erkundeten wir ebenfalls ausgiebig zu Fuß. Auch statteten wir in der Regent Street einem 5stöckigen Kaufhaus für Spielzeug mit echt schrägem Personal (Hamley's) einen Besuch ab.Read more

  • Day12

    London day 12 Fri 4 May 2018

    May 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Underground to South Kensington then walked to the Albert Hall and enjoyed a tour of the property. The building was not damaged in WWII and people such as the Queen have a 999 year lease on seats. Promoters pay to hire the hall but not necessarily the organ and must equip the space themselves. Ticket pricing is decided by the promoter. Because of this the floor of the Hall has been set up for concerts, both classical and rock, performances involving horses and masters tennis matches, as well as opera involving a great deal of water. Walked back to South Kensington and took the Underground to Blackfriars and walked to St Paul’s Cathedral. No photos however have photographed postcards I purchased. The Cathedral was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and was completed in 1711. We climbed 259 spiral shallow steps to the Whispering Gallery at a height of 100 feet above the Cathedral floor. Then a further 117 steps to the Stone Gallery outside followed by 166 spiral steps to Golden outside gallery before returning down to the Cathedral floor. We walked across the Millennium Bridge and along the Thames Walk and back over the Embankment Bridge to reach the Banqueting House with its nine ceiling paintings by Rubens painted in 1635. It is the only surviving building from the Whitehall Palace destroyed in 1698 by fire. Purchased picnic dinner from large Morrison’s supermarket at Acton Town and ate in room.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Charing Cross, צרינג קרוס, チャリング・クロス, 채링크로스, Чаринг-Кросс, 查令十字

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