Our last day was rather uneventful, since we had to leave for Stansted Airport shortly after noon. It was also the pretty much only day we had rain. Just a bit, but some anyways.
Naturally during out stay in London we wanted to see the infamous changing of the guards. We didn't get there quite early enough to actually get a very good view, but here are some impressions anyways.
Our fourth day in London was all about Sightseeing. We decided that at least one day we needed to act like real tourists, so we took our time strolling through the city visiting all the places tourists need to see.
After two days in the city we decided to spend a day out in the green. First thing in the morning we went to Sainsbury's to buy food for a nicle little picnic. Most importantly scones, clotted cream and jam. Then we went on our way out to Kew Gardens, the royal botanical gardens. The gardens not only have giant greenhouses but also wild forest areas, pretty flowerbeds and a chinese-style pagoda.
Our second day in London went a suspiciously similar way to the day of our arrival. First thing in the morning we started into the city, our first stop being Regent's Park, where we spent sime time wandering around . We saw quite a few cute little critters, mostly squirrels, ducks and geese.
Our destination was Primrose Hill, one of the few eleviations in a mostly flat city. The 'peak' of Primrose Hill gave us a great view of London's Skyline, and a lot of wind to mess up our hair.
From Regent's Park it's not far off to Camden Town, a place we really wanted to visit anyway, and a place promising to extend our previous London-Street-Food-experience. So off to we went to the Camden Lock Market and its Street Food Stalls.
After both having started new jobs at the beginning of this year, in May we finally managed to take a few days off for ourselves to have a little trip. Since I have a friend there that I really wanted to visit for a while, and it had also been on our list of "want-to-go-places" for quite some time, we decided for a short trip to London.
Our trip started early in the morning, when we got up at 2 o'clock to drive to the airport and catch our flight. The good thing about flying early is that you still have the whole day ahead of you. And we used it well.
With my friend as a guide we explored the city. Our first stop was the Borough Food Market, a wonderful place where you can not only buy all sorts of fresh vegetables and fruits, cheese and deli, but also great varieties of street food, freshly prepared for the passers-by.