My Trip to England: Part 1

Hellooooo Lovelies!

Now it’s been a very long time since I updated you but it’s always better late than never. I’m never going to apologise for neglecting my blog because it is my blog after all. You lot are just nosy buggers that read what I write…I’m very appreciative of that, by the way 🙂

I’m going to show you my England pictures in parts because, well, there are a lot of them and I don’t really want to skip any radcore photos.

Hong Kong airport at sunrise.

As the caption suggests, this is the sun rising in Hong Kong at about 7 in the morning. Since my Dad has a business lounge pass, we were able to go into a business lounge at Hong Kong airport and relax. It really made a huge difference to our flight experience especially when you’re flying from one side of the country to the other. There was plenty of free food and drink. Sadly on the way there I wasn’t all that hungry so I just took advantage of the ice cold water. 

On our first trip out in England, Dad and I went to Greenwich (pronounced Gren-itch) to go see where the meridian line is. If you are unfamiliar with what the meridian line is, it’s the line that marks zero longitude. Interesting, eh?


The Meridian Line.

Me standing on the meridian line.

It was everything I imagined it would be. Rather…liney.

Once we had had enough of Greenwich, we went to visit Lewisham which is where my Dad was actually born.

This is Lewisham Firestation. For those of you that have seen Bridget Jones' Diary you might want to think really hard about why this is significant...

The next day, Dad and I went into London itself and decided it was about time we went on the bloody London Eye. We had always avoided going on it because of all of the tourists but considering that we are tourists ourselves and that it was also going into winter and there was hardly anybody there, now was our chance.

My artsy picture of the London Eye.

Starting off on the London Eye. How exciting 😛

At the top of the London Eye.

The pretty view on the way down.

The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge.

I absolutely LOVED it! We were so lucky to have had such a clear day considering that a couple of days after that, the fog rolled in.

Dad and I then went to eat lunch in …a park that I can’t remember the name of. Can I just take this moment to say that Warburtons does the best wheat-free bread I’ve ever tried! It’s like normal bread but it’s not. Crazy! Oh, I wish more companies would be like Warburtons. 

Anyway, we went to eat our sandwiches in the park and I saw a… 




Then we went to Harrods. That was an experience! 

Guess where we went next?

I’ve always wanted to go here considering that it’s a place on the Monopoly board. I really liked it. 

Eros at Piccadilly Circus.

Even though it’s called Eros, according to the QI elves, it is not Eros. I am so confused. And here is me sitting alone underneath “Eros” eating my Hula Hoops. Ahhhh Hula Hoops. English food is the bestest.

On my lonesome. Dad was being tricksy and took the picture without me knowing it.

Question(s): On a random note, did you have a fantastic Christmas and New Year?
 If you could go anywhere in London, where would you go?


Posted on 2 January 2012, in England, Holiday. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. yeah! welcome back! i would head directly to the offices of British Vogue and British Elle, trying to get noticed as a writer. x

  2. I am jealous that you went on the London Eye. Also wooo the Meridian line!

  3. Happy New Year, Katy! LOVE the pics from your trip, I’m glad you had such an awesome time! Can’t wait to see the rest. 🙂
    By the way, I love that you don’t apologize for being absent, because you’re right, it’s your blog!

  4. littlemissminny

    Can’t wait to read more of your recaps 🙂
    aah, London is great. I can’t wait to go there again, to see a show at the theater, to go and grab a SNOG, and a ginger beer at that australian pub. Hm, I should start planning my trip I guess 😀

  5. OH! Those are amazing photos and it sounds like such a wonderful vacation 🙂 The view from the London Eye looks scary but cool 😛 Hula Hoops to eat? Now that is something interesting!

  6. No need to apologize! 😉 I’m happy you had such a great trip! And I think a geographer *has* to visit the zero meridian, no? 🙂

  7. what an exciting trip! I am off to look at the rest of the pictures 🙂 Glad you had a great time!

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