London – Day 1

On January 19th 2018 I finally got on a plane left Ireland and started an adventure. We woke up at 2 a.m. to start our drive to Dublin, We arrived went through security and all that then sat down and waited for our flight to board. My first every time on a plane and it was amazing, the smile never left my face! We arrived in Gatwick Airport at around 7 a.m. We then had an hour and a half drive to our hotel, literally the longest car journey of my life! We finally arrived at our hotel.

We stayed at the Grange Holborn Hotel which is a five star in central London, definitely isn’t the best or my favourite hotel I’ve stayed in anyways!

       

                      Grange Holborn Hotel 

After we checked in ad dropped our bags to our room, we waited there for a little while for the rest of our family to come. They came to meet us at our hotel and we walked to a shopping centre, called Bloomsbury Shopping Centre. It was our frist day and we were getting to know the area we were in so we kind of just went with it and popped into any place we seen,  they had some lovely shops! Then as we finished looking around the shops we went for food, in this little bar on the side of the street know as the Holiday Inn. The food was amazing and the bar interior was lovely, all vintage themed.

 

                                           Holiday Inn

Once we finished our food, we started walking down along the street where the bar was located and my two cousins came across a shop with a sign for the hop on hop off bus, so we decided to go in and buy 48h tickets because there was three different routes, the green, red & blue. We planned on doing one that day and then the other two the next, so we just went with whatever one came first nd that was the green route which was the Camden Loop. Which was the route non of us wanted to really go on haha and it was the shortest! It featured four stops Camden High Street, British Museum, Camden Markets & Sicilian Avenue.

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                                Hop on hop off bus

                                    Camden Markets

 

                                 Camden High Street

As soon as we got off the bus we jumped into my Mam and dad who had just came from Gregg’s, we then continued on to the Premier Inn where all our family was staying expect us. We then went into The Enterprise, which was a bar beside their hotel where my uncle was in on his own so me, my parents and my cousin joined him. Not even 10 minutes later my two aunties and my dads cousins wife who is from London walked in and asked me, my Mam and cousin to the Disney store, so we went thinking we’ll be about a half an hour or so because we thought it was like just down the road and we were very wrong! Frist we went to the Holborn train station to get Oyster card for getting around, we got on a bus and headed to Oxford Street which was amazing, the streets were full of big and amazing shops but sadly we didn’t get around to all of them but what we did see was great! I’ll have to go back and just spend a whole day shopping there. We went around to a few shops and then everyone was getting tired so we got the tube back, me and my Mam went back to our hotel to my dad while the rest went to their hotel, later they went to the bar in their hotel and we soon went to meet them there for about an hour then we just went back to our hotel and went to bed early to get an early start the next day.

                              Disney Store

 

Lights on Oxford street

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