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Elephant and Castle

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3 travelers at this place:

  • Day25

    Mercato Metropolitano

    April 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Heute beteiligte ich mich wieder einmal an einer "ausserschulischen Aktivität". Dieses mal besuchten wir den "Mercato Metropolitano". Er ist nahe der U-Bahn Station "Elephant and Castle".
    Hier handelt es sich um einen foodmarket. Viele verschiedene Spezialitäten aus verschiedenen Ländern. Auch Eigenkreationen waren dabei. Ich versuchte einen "pulled chicken burger" und ein "Raclette" 😋
    Mann, war ich danach vollgefressen 🙄

    Für jeden der London besucht, sollte hier vorbeischauen. Es ist eine sehr gemütliche Atmosphäre und es gibt viel zu entdecken 😃
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  • Day10

    London Calling

    August 8, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    London called and it said that it's cold and raining ☔. How is 16°c considered summer weather?

    After figuring out the train system, we travelled to Elephant and Castle in South London and then spent the afternoon wandering the streets. The weather may be bleak but so are the buildings in the area. Hopefully tomorrow won't be so miserable.Read more

  • Day12

    The Great London Walk

    August 10, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    To say that we did a lot of walking today would be an understatement. Overall, we walked 24km around London. First stop was the Globe Theatre, before heading for London Bridge via Borough Market.

    The view of Tower Bridge from London Bridge made for a perfect photo opportunity. From there, we walked through Whitechapel to St Paul's Cathedral and then onto Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and St James's Park.

    We had high expectations of Buckingham Palace, but from the outside, it was a little underwhelming. We overheard one British tourist say "it's not as impressive as the Vatican City". Indeed, the Thai Palace in Bangkok is much more impressive.

    After the anticlimax of Buckingham Palace, we ventured into Green Park then onto Mayfair and Soho. On the way home, we stumbled upon the National Portrait Gallery, and what a great find it was. We both love Tudor and Stuart history. It was great to see the portraitures up close rather than in books.
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  • Day14

    Vauxhall, Brixton and G-A-Y Nightclub

    August 12, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Equipped with our bicycles hired through the London City cycle scheme, we set out for Vauxhall. We had heard that there were a few gay establishments in the area. Upon our arrival there was much disappointment. Maybe we landed in the wrong area but there was little to see, other than the hoards of police that were positioned in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

    With a quick cycle around Vauxhall, we headed south to Brixton, where we seemed to have entered a completely new world. Scattered throughout Brixton were preachers on the footpaths ranting about Jesus and the need to seek forgiveness and salvation. We did get a very nice chicken biryani from the Brixton market (and as cheap as chips, well nearly).

    In the evening, we set off again with our bicycles and headed for Soho on the other side of the Thames to go to G-A-Y nightclub. The view of London at night as we cycled across the Waterloo Bridge seemed much nicer, with the London Eye all lit up.
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