London - Blimey!
Trip Start Mar 20, 2006
31Trip End Jul 27, 2006
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Janna and Ross
First things first...
While Gil caught up with his old mate Justin, Dev sat around with her childhood best friends - Janna and Kelly - gas-bagging for hours. We all hooked up at a crazy club in Camden that was supposed to have an 80s night on. After an initial freak-out at all the death metalers hanging outside the club, we learned that the death metal concert was over and once the 'rif-raf' cleared, the 80s night could begin. Gil and I were on the guest list (thanks to Janna's connections) and we got in sweet as and without paying. We partied hard. Next day we arranged to meet with all our Londonite mates at a pub in Chalk Farm - more gas-bagging and drinking
Serious Stuff - seeing the sights
Despite a late start on Monday morning we managed to cram in the scary London Dungeons, the historic Tower of London (complete with Crown Jewels and a memorable cod piece of King Henry which apparently was the earliest known event of psychological warfare), and a sunset trip on the London Eye - where we could see London with 360 degree views from 135m up in the air! Next day we went to Soho, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Buckingham Palace. We toured Westminster Abbey (biggest surprise was that Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I are buried side-by-side - mental! This is also the place where Darwin, Chaucer, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austin and several Kings, Queens and followers are buried) and mixed with the stars and other historical figures at Madame Tussauds - that place was fantastic! See photos.
We must share with you our experience staying at this kooky guesthouse by a Frankfurt airport from which we flew to London. The whole place was like something out of Fawlty Towers, complete with freaky decor and soft red carpeted walls