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Exploring London

15th January 2016

Even though I sometimes dislike living in England due to the gloomy weather we are forced to live with through the majority of the year, I have always loved London. I would often go up to London with my dad, auntie and cousins when I was younger to either visit Madame Tussauds or the London Eye, then in either 2012 or 2013 I started attending YouTube Gatherings in Jubilee Gardens which is right by the London Eye. My love for London grew when I started going to London more in 2014 to go out and meet my friends from The Vamps fandom, where we would go and meet them. Even though all of those times are mostly over and done with I still love to visit London for a spot of shopping in Oxford Street or wandering around capturing photos.

Therefore when a day finally came where me and my cousins Jessica and Hannah were all free, we decided to go to London and do a variety of things as we threw it back to the old times of us being little. The day started of early as we headed from the local train station and departed there heading towards London Waterloo, where our day was going to start.  A good ol’ Starbucks is a great way to start the early morning definitely when my stomach wanted some food; therefore I reluctantly bought myself a Bella Mozzarella panini before setting off for London Dungeons.

Despite having an annual pass for the majority of my life, I have not once visited the London Dungeons, therefore we thought that would be a great place to start, definitely since being a five minute walk from Waterloo station. Visiting through historical London, with the Plague, Sweeney Todd and Jack The Ripper, with a small boat ride with a twist and a ride with a sudden drop (not exactly my cup of tea despite loving roller coasters) it was a great start to the day.

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 After contemplating whether to do the Shrek attraction right by London Dungeons throughout the day we decided otherwise, and headed straight back to Waterloo to catch the Bakerloo Line to Baker Street for Madame Tussauds which I haven’t visited for a good six or seven years so. Madame Tussauds consisted of taking photos and chilling with some rather cool people; Kayne West, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, you name it and a 4D Marvel experience it was another highlight to the day.

Planet Hollywood was the next stop of the day as we were all rather hungry since our Starbucks no longer filled us up. All agreeing on pizzas we ordered three pizzas, two smoothies and one milkshake and one fries we were left with no room for pudding so we headed for our next destination; Leicester Square for M&M World. Yet again a

nother place I hadn’t visited despite the amount of times going to London.

Back on the tube, this time to Oxford Circus, to go to Urban Outfitters to get a photo in their photo booth (currently collecting them of pictures with my friends). Due to both me and Hannah being rather broke and me wishing for the next pay day we skipped and postponed the shopping trip for another day and headed back to Waterloo for our final attraction of the day; the London Eye.

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The view from the London Eye at night is beautiful, and brought back memories of looking out at New York City from the top of the Rockerfeller Centre over a year ago, and was a beautiful end to a lovely day before heading back to the station for an hour and a half journey home.