This was in January 2017 when I was on a business trip to Switzerland and Ireland when a weekend came in and took the trip to #London, was a power packed two days over Saturday and Sunday.

Visiting London during the trip this time was on the cards n me n my colleague were planning out this. We realized low fares being offered by RyanAir if you book online n took them. Took to a friend who offered us good accommodation through AirBnB in London. Now that the planning of going there complete, we started brainstroming, what should be on our to-visit list taking the two days on hand and the early sunset..

Starting the day early from Dublin n reaching London by 0815, it was not long before we reached the Gatwik Railway Station. Got into the Southern line to reach East Craydon (after a much needed coffee from the AMT) and then to transfer to the train to LondonBridge. Train service was smooth n easy... reaching our stay, it was not long before we head onto the street post discussing areas / local attractions.

We felt that London was best visited by a mix of walking, tube and cycle.. took a day pass for the tube n had our maps ready for the expedition about to begin..

Tower Bridge our first destination
Tower Bridge our first destination
Taxis near the Thames River walkway
Taxis near the Thames River walkway
Tower Bridge from a distance
Tower Bridge from a distance
Waterloo Station London
Waterloo Station London
London Eye
London Eye
Big Ben
Big Ben
Beds @ Our AirBnB stay
Beds @ Our AirBnB stay
Beds @ our AirBnB stay
Beds @ our AirBnB stay

After a tiring day n good amount of traveling by foot and in tube, we settled back to reach Borough station (Underground Tube) to tech our friends place. Relaxed a bit for the evening n spotted a Indian restaurant for dinner. Food was good but well the quantity was actually a 5-star presentation, when asked the restaurant manager told starter is just to start and hence the small quantity.. Really 😱

Indian Cuisine @ Indian Fusion
Indian Cuisine @ Indian Fusion
Indian Cuisine @ Indian Fusion
Indian Cuisine @ Indian Fusion
Dal Tadka, Indian Cuisine @ Indian Fusion
Dal Tadka, Indian Cuisine @ Indian Fusion
Buckingham Palace Entrance Gate
Buckingham Palace Entrance Gate

Completing the change of guard parade, we then moved to St. Paul's and were mesmerized by the garden and the church. It was a silent, lovely place of worship which was well maintained.

St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral

Guess where we were next to? After a nice lunch, we were off to our final stop in the journey!

Well, our weekend trip was almost coming to an end with the visit to our last stop. We were back to pick our bags n start to the Gatwick Airport. The journey was smooth on the Gatwick Express from London Bridge.

Having reached the airport, we were in for a shock to realize RyanAir asking us to shell out £15 each for a print of our boarding pass, well, we are indians, so we're quick to find an alternate and took prints for around £3 total. Flight was good back to Dublin in time for a quick sleep before starting the Monday to work... that's another story n on the way... Overall a lovely trip throughly enjoyed! 😍

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