My love for London is indescribable. I have spent a considerable amount of time in this city ( six months being the longest), but still, I feel like a giddy little kid whenever I get the opportunity to visit. And so, a while back, when I had a 13 hour layover in London, the excitement kicked in once again, and I started mapping out an itinerary.
On this particular trip, I wanted to visit the popular tourists sites and see London like a first timer. With a few hours to spare, I had a strict timeline and itinerary that I could not deviate from. Want to see what I got up to in 13 hours? Check out the pictorial account of my adventure in London. Enjoy!
|I am scared of heights, so I have actually never gone on the London Eye. I hear the view of London from this iconic ride is amazing...maybe some day.|
House of Parliament/BigBen Clock Tower
|Picadilly circus is also known for its famous electronic billboards.|
Leicester Square which is a walking distance from Picadilly Circus was my next destination.
|Since it was the holiday season, "Christmas in Leicester Square", a holiday market was in full swing|
|Leicester Square tranformed to a winter wonderland|
After exploring Leicester Square, I somehow found myself in Chinatown.
|Aside the slew of Chinese restaurants, there wasn't much to see in Chinatown|
|I randomly met this Nigerian guy on the streets of Chinatown. He wanted me to take his picture...so I snapped away.|
After Chinatown, mindless wandering ensued, and I aimlessy strolled the streets of London taking random photos.
|Of course, I had to sneak in a London telephone booth photo!|
Soon it was dusk, and I made my way to the Borough of Southwark to see the famous Tower Bridge. It had been 13 years since I had last seen the bridge and I was really excited to scope out the area.
|Met up with my friend Yaya who blogs over at Hand Luggage Only|
|My friend Ify, was also in transit to Nigeria, so we met up at London Bridge tube station and explored Tower Bridge together.|
So many lovely sites to behold as we made our way out of Tower Bridge area