United Kingdom
Leicester Square

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  • Day13

    Tired day in London

    June 29, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Got here super early and went on a walking tour. Had a long afternoon nap.

  • Day1

    London!

    August 31, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    5:35am on a brisk late summer morning Mad touches down, after far too many hours in the air from Wellington.

    The plan is simple. He must not sleep until this evening!

    With a tight schedule to stick to, we have only today to cram in as much of London as we can...

    Hit list
    Wander along Southbank to view St. Pauls, Eye of London, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Parliament and protesters: check

    London Dungeon: check

    Madam Tussauds Wax Meuseum: check

    Big Red Bus Ride: check

    Experience the sweaty malaise of the London Underground: check

    Ride on South Western Railways during a strike: check
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  • Day22

    National Gallery

    September 16, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Als ich im Museum bin, beginnt es zu regnen. Wie sagt der Engländer da gerne? It is raining cats and dogs !
    Und so bleibe ich mehrere Stunden und betrachte sogar die Werke im entlegensten Flügel! Leider habe ich meinen Museumsführer der LondonTour 2013 nicht dabei, da gab es gute Tipps, welche "Wings" sich besonders lohnen. Nun ja, diesmal habe ich sogar die verschiedenen Phasen W.Turners genau betrachtet und die Unterschiede ohne Hilfe erkannt. Manches bleibt doch im Gedächtnis 😉Read more

  • Day1

    M&M's World

    October 3, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Mitten im Herzen Londons, direkt am Leicester Square, befindet sich mit dem M&M'S World Store London der größte Süßigkeitenladen der Welt. Auf den vier verrückt bunten Stockwerken voller M&M'S und einer Fläche von über 3.200 m² kommen Schokofans ganz auf ihre Kosten.
    Neben einer riesigen Auswahl an M&M'S Schokoladen und Geschenkartikeln beherbergt die M&M'S World London auch die größte Schokowand der Welt, an der Sie aus über 100 verschiedenen M&M'S Ihre Favoriten herauspicken können.
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  • Day1

    Chinatown

    October 3, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Der Chinatown im Stadtteil Soho nahe des Leicester Square gilt als eine beliebte Sehenswürdigkeit Londons. Zwar gibt es in den Metropolen weltweit größere Chinatowns. Doch die Londoner Chinatown hat ihren eigenen Stil, sodass sich die Besucher nach Asien versetzt fühlen können. Dafür sorgen neben den zahlreichen chinesischen Geschäften und Restaurants auch überall Gebäude in chinesischem Stil und asiatische Schriftzeichen finden.Read more

  • Day8

    Dinner at Nopi

    September 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    For our final night in London we had booked dinner at Nopi. This is one of Yotam Ottolenghi’s flagship restaurants. The decor is comfortable and stylish yet understated and it had a great vibe. We were well looked after by the professional team at Nopi and in particular a lovely young Australian waiter from Queensland who was only day 2 into his job as a waiter, he was very knowledgeable about the menu and was a lovely young man.

    For dinner we chose a range of dishes to share which is the recommended way to experience dinner at Nopi. We started with three dishes (1) crushed beetroot, arak-soaked cherries, sheep’s labneh, grains of paradise and walnuts, (2) Roasted sweet potato, figs, balsamic, Rosary goat’s cheese, (3) Courgette and malnourished fritters with a cardamom yoghurt - all three vegetable dishes were delicious. We then shared two meat dishes (1) Mutton shawarma, pickled watermelon, yoghurt and flatbread (2) Crispy saddleback pork belly, green papaya somtam and peanuts which we had with a herb salad, cherry vinegar and sunflower seeds.

    For dessert Ian had Straberry Mes (like an Eaton Mess) and I had grilled pineapple, coconut ice cream and roasted macadamia nuts. I also had the best cup of tea - I have found it difficult to get a good cup of tea in London which I found very surprising. It was a wonderful evening and a fitting way to finish our time in London.
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  • Day8

    Eurostar adventures

    September 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Feeling a bit like a packhorse we made our way on the metro to the Eurostar where we caught the train to London. A quick taxi ride had us arrive at our hotel St Giles in the afternoon. We walked around the streets for the afternoon and enjoyed a beer and burger while watching street performers in Leicester Square. We had a look in Lego and M&M world then window shopped all the way back to our hotel.Read more

  • Day20

    Sir Ian McKellen - Harold Pinter Theatre

    September 24, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Three hours with a 15 minute break. The guy's a machine. Funny too.
    He's a Shakespeare dictionary. He did a few monologues... oooooh, THAT is what Shakespeare is supposed to look like. It's amazing what a difference it makes when it's done well.
    He came out to the lobby afterwards shaking a bucket for donations to the theatre and the arts in general (I think proceeds from the program are also going to charity and maybe even some proceeds from ticket sales). I of course had to drop some in... If for no other reason than to get within a foot of him and interact.
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