ourist mode, ON! My first three days in London was dedicated to see famous tourist sites. I intentionally wanted a walking and biking tour so I’ll know my way around the city since I’m going to spend almost a month in the place. The plan was to see the metro from a worm’s and bird’s eye view then fill out the missing details in my itinerary
I could have done my own tour but good thing a family friend, Bryan, was willing to take me around the city. Hooray! I didn’t have to pay for any tour fees. Moreover, he runs therefore walking long distances wasn’t a problem. Plus, he loves history and culture so he was able to answer most of my questions.
Biking in London
Biking has been an integral part of the English culture that their government fully initiated a bicycle sharing scheme known as Barclays Cycle Hire. For just GBP 1, you can use their bikes for 24 hours using a valide debit or credit card. What’s even better is that it will not charge if you’ll only use it under 30 minutes. Check this link to know the costs.
I tell you, the bikes were very comfortable given its wide seat. The bikes were made with quality as well, helping you enjoy the biking experience. However, it was so heavy that I wasn’t able to carry 3 flights of stairs when the roads were closed for the Olympics. Good thing an English gentleman helped me out.
Pardon if the photos are not SLR quality. I only brought my mom’s point and shoot camera. Nonetheless, enjoy seeing London through my experience.
LONDON’S FAMOUS SITES
Most famous. This Ferris wheel is the biggest in Europe and the most paid tourist attraction in London. You have to pay GBP 28.80 or Php1,800 for a ride so you can see the beautiful skyline of the city. It’s free because my foster family #3 has a friend who’s supervising the security department. Though the experience was nice, I still prefer walk tours.