I flew Qatar airways via Doha (the variety in terms of people from different origins and the Islamic community by itself was huge) before arriving at Heathrow, London where I was welcomed by the big sister. We took the tube to Piccadilly Circus and from there another tube to Willesden junction. A ten minute walk and we were at 181 Holland Road (place that was to be home for the next 10days). Relaxed for a bit, washed and headed to a pub called The Mason’s Arms. Quaint and old, the interior was atypical of pubs in London is what I learnt unlike the loud one’s we have back home. Guiness beer, cider and rum and coke with a bowl of chips (french fries is what we desis refer to it as) it was.
Portabello road market in the Notting Hill district was an interesting stretch to walk. Next on the agenda was Nelson’s column at Trafalgar square! The National Gallery and the 2012 official Olympic clock are also located right here at Trafalgar Square.
The remaining touristy spots were knocked out the following day: Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminister Abbey (from the outside), the house of parliament (beautiful gothic architecture). A long walk around Piccadilly circus before heading home to call it a day!