London Travel Diary 2017

Yesterday, we boarded the 14:07 train to Paddington Station, London. Our main purpose was to go to a concert in Camden Town that evening, but we decided to make the most of our journey (plus the efficient Underground system) and have an explore of the area.

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After arriving at Paddington Station, we took the Underground to Camden Market where we looked through the many slogan t-shirts, sunglasses and bags. Further along the road, we came across a more up-market shopping area, still with stalls but just selling more expensive products, such as skirts, jewelry, artwork and vinyl records.

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We then hopped on the Underground and got off again at Tottenham Court Road to explore Chinatown and Piccadilly Circus. We went into Tiger and Organic Planet along Oxford street before reaching Chinatown.

Chinatown looked so beautiful, I really love the red lanterns that are hung all over the place. We only walked through here briefly but once at home, I researched the area further. To see what I found out, click here!

When through walked towards Piccadilly Circus , it was super busy, but then what was I expecting, it is London after all! There were bustling groups of people, particularly around the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain. We were a bit disappointed that the famous Piccadilly lights were under renovation but maybe we’ll go back in the autumn when they’ll be back.

After getting back on the Underground, we got off at Mornington Crescent and walked past Regent’s Park towards the Cecil Sharp hall where we listened to a brilliant folk concert. I thoroughly enjoyed this performance which was really nice to listen to after a fairly long day exploring London.

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