Short Stay away in London

As you may or may not know I have been living in the usa for most of my adult life. I love to travel around and America is a large and very diverse place so you can get to see diverse cultures, wildlife and animals. However I’ve always wanted to see Europe. I have a few friends of the family staying in London and it seemed like a great place to start.

After landing in Heathrow airport I got a taxi into the city.  For a relatively small area London is extremely populated. There are so many people and the traffic is awful. After the long car ride I arrived at my friend’s house and go settled. Catherine has lived in London since she left university and was keen to show me the popular tourist destinations.

Some of the place I have on my to see list included: Trafalgar square, Westminster abbey, the London eye and of course big ben. Catherine pointed out a few other great places to visit including: leister square, Camden docks and Soho.

Camden hosts a large street market that sells all sorts of clothes and shoes. There is a Dock at the end of the road with smaller market stalls and some cafes. We shopped around for some time and went into many trendy little stores.

After running around the city all day and taking a ridiculous amount of pictures we decided to get some drinks at the local pub. Catharine thought it would be a good idea to go play bingo at a bingo hall nearby. I’ve never been before but apparently it is a typical English ladies night out. Having never been I did a bit of research online I realised bingo is very popular in the uk. In fact in the uk it is all over the ads on TV and quite popular. It has been played for many years and one that is renowned in the uk, you can see some other popular games here. All in all it was a great night out and I managed to win a couple of rounds. It was hard to understand all of the bingo calls made as they have some funny names. After some time you get used to it though.

I had an awesome time in London and it was a good break from the norm. I am not a city girl but it’s good to change things up a bit every now and then.