After breakfast in our Hotel in Victoria area, we walked to Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the Guard. There is always a large crowd waiting for this so we need to be there early. But we are going to start from the Guard house which was the starting point, see the changing of the guards then sightseeing around famous London icons
Big Ben, Westminster abbey, Parliament House, Trafalgar Square
We were passing St James Park which was just across Buckingham palace. I always love parks, maybe because we don’t have many well maintained parks in Jakarta.
London Eye and famous red phone booth
Southbank at night
Sherlock Holmes museum at Baker street (we’re both fans of Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s sherlock holmes in BBC)
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. As we were taking a train from Ascot to London we were eligible for the promotion. I have printed the vouchers before coming in to London so we only paid 1 for 2 to enter the Madame Tussaud museum.
Our Accommodation 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.