London Travel

6 Days 5 Nights In London Itinerary – Part 1

Accomodation in London

Accommodation: Valet Apartments Old Compton Street, SGD$335 per pax for 5 nights
Address: 33 Old Compton Street, London
Nearest Station: Leicester Square
Currency: 1 pound : 1.734 sgd
Power Plug: 3 pin (same as Singapore)

It located about 5 mins walk from the Leicester Square, while just across one street, where the london chinatown are. Plenty asia food resturant and supermart available. There is movie theater and casino nearby.

How to travel from Paris to London

We took Eurostar from Paris Nord to London St Pancras, a duration of 1 hr 25 mins. It cost 56 Euro per pax for the Eurostar from paris to london.

At Paris du Nord, fill in the immigrant card and pass the custom. The officer will ask question on where you staying in london and hw many days you are staying. The waiting area is crowded and there are some stall that sells souvenir. I bought a bottle of XO brandy in Eiffiel Tower glass bottle for less than 10 Euros.

Upon arrival at London, alight the train and simply walk with the crowd toward the King cross station.

At the station, at the end on the right side there is several machine to purchase osyter card. Purchase of 1 Oyster card cost $20 pound. Machine dont accept 50 dollar notes, thus, i used my CIMB credit card.

At king cross station, you can visit the harry porter 9 3/4 platform for phototaking.

Simply exit the underground and cross the road diagonally, you will see the king cross station. Use the lift if you are carrying bulky luaggage. The 9 3/4 platform is at the other end so just walk straight down. Professional cameraman and scarf thrower to help you take a good shot. Of course not necessary to buy from them, you can get your buddy to help you to take photos too.

Day 10 28 Nov 2016

Day 1 in London 

London tube are very old and they actually doesn’t have lift or escalator. Not friendly to tourist with bulky baggage. Hence, advise to take to Tottenham court where escalator are available just need to walk slightly more rather than hand carry luggage up two flight of stairs.
Leicester aka London chinatown, lively with multi national cuisine can found there and a lot of mini mart well stock up. We walk from our apartment to convent garden where we have our lunch at Jamie Italian. The fried calamari and brownie is super good! The meal cost us 25 pounds for 2 pax.

We than follow the google map and head down to bond street to shop the boutique where prada medium size wallet for ladies are selling at 380 pounds. The ferragamo shoe at 385 pounds. (Airport is selling at a cheaper price)

In the evening, we took bus to convent garden and spotted a newly opening flagship store of Melissa. They are on discount and a pair of shoes are selling at 40 pound where I bought for 168sgd in SG.

We than walk back to Leicester to have our dinner at burger and lobster at 26 pounds and burger at 19 pounds.

 Burger & Lobster
36 Dean Street, Soho, London
 Mon to Sat: 12pm – 10.30pm Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Licester Square Station
There are 2 burger & lobster in Licester Square

Day 11 29 Nov 2016

On 2nd day in London, we head down to St James Park for scenery viewing and had our breakfast in the park and we walk through the park to the Buckingham palace about 5 to 10 mins. There are wild squirrel at the side, and we manage to take photos with them.

As we walk further down, we are able to reach harrods for some shopping. Harrods is a huge departmental store.

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Harrods
 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Knightsbridge station
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sunday 11:30 am – 6.00 pm

We decided had our lunch at mandarine oriental, just 3 mins walk from harrods. An expensive lunch but the food is really great. The tipsy cake comes with brandy.

From the hotel, we can walk down to the hyde park, towards the winter wonderland which only opens in November to January.

We than took a bus towards London eye and from there we able to see the big ben. The night view with lights on looks amazingly great.

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