London in a day

Buckingham palace, waiting for changing of the guard.
The famous changing of the guard are always bringing large crowd. Be there 45 minutes earlier to get good spot before it starts at 11.30am

IMG_8199
image
image
image
image

Horse Guards, the starting point

IMG_8217

Big Ben, Westminster abbey and Parliament House

IMG_8210
IMG_8216
image
image

St James Park, the park across Buckingham palace ( I love this park)

IMG_8204
IMG_8208
image
image

London Eye and famous red phone booth

image
image
image

Southbank at night

image

image

Trafalgar Square

IMG_8220
IMG_8225

Sherlock Holmes museum at Baker street (we’re both fans of Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s sherlock holmes in BBC)

IMG_8252
image
image

I am Sherlocked

Pimage

Madame Tussaud museum
London was running a promotion of Pay 1 for 2 for many attractions if you have train tickets traveling to/from London. We happened to be eligible as we were traveling by train from Ascot to London and I have printed the vouchers before coming in to London. We only paid 1 for 2 to enter this museum

IMG_8241
IMG_8237
IMG_8234

My review on our Hotel in London: Cherry Court Hotel.

This hotel was very close with Victoria train, coach and underground station, we could easily drag our heavy suitcases from hotel to the train station. We arrived by train from Ascot and left London by train to Gatwick airport. We also could walk from hotel to Buckingham palace and started our sightseeing from there.
The hotel gave fruits in the basket which was nice. We brought them when we go every morning.
The owners were also nice and friendly. I asked for room on ground floor because we need to leave early morning on our last day and we didn’t want to carry our suitcases thru the stairs.
Room and bathroom is small but we have been expecting that, London is an expensive city, so no issue. The 2 of us could still juggle with our suitcases. Our room was actually a triple room, but I don’t recommend 3 people to stay because there won’t be enough space for 3 suitcases.

The sink in the bathroom was too small so I washed my face in the shower. The sink was only good for brushing your teeth. The only downside of the hotel was it didn’t have an elevator. But I saw the hotel staff was helping people carried their stuff to and from their room.