London Diaries Part Une: The 3 G’s


Why, hello there, ol’ chap!

As part of my 2015 resolution (ha!), I am finally sitting down in front of my computer to try and talk about my travels to my once dream destination (and now, probably new fave city): London.

Please know that I will try my very best to not sound like a spazz and actually give real insights. But just in case I fail, umm, well, I have no legitimate reasons except I AM A NATURAL FANGIRL OKAY.

Let’s begin.

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To date, I have already visited this city six times (once every month, HAHA). Because of this, I pretty much already have a trunk load of stories to tell and numerous jokes about being a local and holding stocks at the hotel we stay at. To this, all I can really do is quote Sara Bareilles: “Something always brings me back to you; it never takes too long.” LOL.

(My entries will probably be a mishmash of pictures from different travels so don’t be surprised if you see a picture of me with long hair and another with short hair.)

For this entry, I shall first talk about the three G’s:

Getting There

If you’re from the Philippines like moi, maybe you’d want to consider taking our flag carrier that currently flies to London nonstop, 5x weekly. We land at Heathrow Airport, serve good food, and provide inflight entertainment on demand in the form of iPads. 😉 #shamelesspromotion

Getting Around

From where we are staying, I usually take the Southwest Train service and then the tube from London Waterloo Station.

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The London Underground is pretty intuitive and self-explanatory. The different lines are set apart by color, and signs on the subway tell you exactly where to go depending on your stop. A day pass that covers six travel zones can be purchased at around £13 at all train stations. If I’m not mistaken, you can also use this when taking a bus. 🙂

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I haven’t yet had the chance to take them red double-decker buses, as I find them quite tedious to understand given my limited time in the city. Maybe I will in the future, once I run out of things to do. (Which is quite impossible, but the number of things I WANT to do are already being narrowed down so…)

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The overground trains are also easy to understand. You just have to look for the station you’re going to and see if there are faster lines (they usually intertwine at certain stops, you see). From King’s Cross, you can ride trains that can take you to other parts of the UK (Scotland and Ireland, perhaps?). I heard there was also one that could take you to Paris!

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Or you can just go there to take pictures at Platform 9 & 3/4. Harhar.
Or you can just go there to take pictures at Platform 9 & 3/4. Harhar.

Getting Lost

I am happiest when I get lost in this city. Every underground stop and every turn of a corner presents a whole different side of London. IT’S SO DARN FASCINATING. I remember exiting Euston Station and marveling at how much it differs from, say, Westminster Abbey or St. John’s Wood (where Abbey Road is located).

Here are a few pictures of places I’ve discovered while getting lost. 🙂

Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
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I don’t know what this place is called but it’s at Notting Hill Gate
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Portobello Road Market
Millenium Bridge (and St. Paul's Cathedral in the distance)
Millenium Bridge (and St. Paul’s Cathedral in the distance)

Sigh, sorting pictures for this entry has brought back so many memories. *_*

Anyhoo, that’s it for now. Part two to come soon. In the meantime, KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON! ♥

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