The London Diaries #2: days three and four

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Hello!! Sorry it's taken me so long to post this second part of my London trip, I've had a lot of uni work but that'll be over soon *yay summer* If you haven't read part one of this London trip, you can do it before reading this one if you want.

It was raining when we left the hotel but as we were going to Madame Tussauds we didn't really care that much. So we took the tube to Baker Street (I love Sherlock and I fangirled a lil bit) and then walked to Madame Tussauds where we queued for like 1h. Then we got in and thought we were done with the queue but no, there was another big queue inside; at least we weren't getting wet anymore. And also, for the first time in 2 days, I got wifi, free wifi, so thanks, Madame Tussauds for that. Not gonna lie I got pretty excited, I talked with some friends but then it was our turn to buy the tickets and as I had to do it, I had to stop texting. After buying them we had to queue again for a few minutes until it was our turn to go in.

Once we were officially inside I was thrilled, I mean the only wax museum I had been to before is the one in Barcelona and that's when I was 5 and got scared of E.T...So I took pictures with pretty much all of the wax figures, I don't look really good in them because my face tends to do the 'I actually think I'm smiling but then turns out I'm not and I look pissed' thing (please tell me I'm not the only one that does this, and I don't even do it on purpose, it just happens). So yeah, I won't be posting any of the photos I took inside.
The museum is divided into different sections. First, there's The Party where celebs, mainly actors, are all dressed up as if they were in The Oscars or something. Just so you get an idea of who's in that part: Emma Watson, Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Brangelina, Colin Firth, The Beckhams and a few more. After that, you go through the One Direction room, which was kinda weird after the whole Zayn situation but whatever.

Then there's the films part with Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock I think it was, E.T, Robin Williams and many others. Then you move to sports which I'm not really interested in. However the first person I saw there was Tom Daley and I was happy lol Then there was also a game that's a replica of what F1 drivers use to test their reflexes, I don't know what it's called but here's a pic so you can see what it looks like. I went straight there as I quite like F1 and it was so much fun, if you ever go there, try it. Once you pass the sports part, you see The Royal Family but as there was a lot of people queuing to take pictures with them I just took a pic of them from the distance and moved to the Music part. In there they have: The Beatles, Miley Cyrus, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Freddie Mercury, Jimi Hendrix, Jennifer Lopez and probably some more that I don't remember. After those, there's World Leaders such as Obama.

Then came a part that I thought I wouldn't find amusing but I actually did, a lot: the Horror part. It was a tunnel where people were supposed to scare you but just 2 people "scared''' us, they honestly just shouted as we walked past them... Like seriously, I thought it'd be scary because some girls were screaming like crazy but oh well. After that, there's the 'Spirit of London Ride' where you hop on some mini replicas of London's famous black cabs and take a journey through the city's history. It was so interesting, I loved it. And then you get to the last part of the museum and one of my favourites: Marvel Superheroes and the Marvel 4D movie experience. I took a pic with Spiderman because he is my favourite, Wolverine/Hugh Jackman, Captain America/Chris Evans and Ironman/Robert Downey Jr. The one I liked the most was Spiderman because the background was actually upside down so that later on when you rotate the picture it looks as if you are both hanging upside down from the ceiling, the hair is the only thing that gives it away, I should've put it up in a bun or something!

When we went out of Madame Tussauds it had stopped raining *yay* and it was time to have lunch so we went to a self-service restaurant that was right in front of the museum. The food was delicious or maybe I was just extremely hungry.
That afternoon we went to another museum: the British Museum. Mainly because I wanted to see the mummies. So we saw pretty much everything there, it kind of felt amazing to be surrounded by so many ancient things. It's weird to explain. I wish we could've seen more but we were so tired of walking that we went outside and sat on the stairs for a while, just resting. I love that it was free though like I wish most museums here were free too!

Once we had recovered a bit we started walking again and headed to Picadilly Circus. But before getting there we had to walk along Regent Street and Oxford Street, we did not go in any shops though, we just enjoyed the walk. Then in Picadilly we went to sit in the stairs of a statue (I don't know its name) because yeah we were still kinda tired. Also it was pretty sunny and a guy was playing the electric guitar so it was really nice to just sit there and look at everything that was happening around. After a while though my mum and I went to see Queen's Theatre just because they play Les Miserables there, I wish I could see the musical one day (and not just because Carrie is in it). Then we walked to Picadilly again and took the tube to Covent Garden. We walked around for a while but then decided to get back to the hotel because my brother wasn't feeling really well, we were just so exhausted.
When we got to the hotel we didn't even want to have dinner and wanted to stay there but we did have to eat something so we went to Domino's and brought pizza to our room. I had never tried Domino's and oh my god it was delicious, I need more. Once we finished eating we had to pack our bags again and go to sleep because Monday would be our last day there. Actually, not even a day, we just had a morning left.

After we had breakfast, we left the hotel with all our bags and went to Hyde Park. Oh, Hyde Park. I had seen it in so many pictures and videos and films but I wasn't expecting it to be that beautiful, and we just saw a tiny bit of the park. The most amazing thing that happened to me there was seeing a squirrel. I moved towards it and bent down and it started to approach but as soon as it saw I didn't have any food so it left *cries*.

We walked around a bit more and admired the beauty of the park. It also was so sunny and warm that just thinking that we had to go to the bus station was actually even sadder. But we couldn't miss our flight so we had to go, buy lunch and take the bus to Stansted Airport. We had a few hours before we had to take our plane so we ate our lunch and went to a few of the shops. I had so many mixed feelings during our flight. I was sad to be leaving London but I was also happy because I had actually been there, something I had wanted for ages! I know it won't be the last time I visit the city. There's still so much more I want do and explore plus I want to see many other places in the country!
Thank you for reading this long post. Hope you are having a nice week!

What's your favourite place in London?
Anna x

2 comments

  1. Hey, I found your blog through a comment you left on Alice's Antics! I think these posts are so adorable, I live in London, so seeing it from a tourist's perspective is really cool. Your excitement is so contagious, I might have to go sightseeing again! If you come back, you should definitely visit Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market in East London, and then have lunch at DF Mexico, it's incredible. Xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much, glad you feel that way :) I'll put those on a list for when I come back to London, thanks for suggesting them!
      Anna x

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