A Few Days in London

I was in London for about a week visiting family and getting a few things done. The weather was fantastic between 12C and 18C, sunny most of the days and no rain. I enjoyed walking around outside, and I would have Chinese food at the Phoenix Palace when ever I have a chance after a good walk. I would take my backpack, play my iPod and walk around with my camera snapping pictures and just walking in any direction.

I usually have a pattern when I go to London, a few places I visit and a few places I eat. For movies its usually in the Piccadilly Circus area with Odeon, Vue, Empire and Apollo Cinemas all within walking distance and lots of movies to choose from. I watched a lot of movies this time around, even though I wanted to watch some more I had to do a few other things. One of the places that I visited for the first time was Forbidden Planet which was a really interesting store, selling all types of models from movies, comics, and tv shows as well as an interesting library in the basement, it is a movie/tv/comic fan’s dream shop with so much to see and buy. I didn’t buy anything but I did enjoy walking around and looking at all the different models they have, and they have an online store which has a lot of items as well. I had to visit Waterstones book store to check out a few books and I did pick up a few, I think I have too many books piling up, I have a few laying on the ground and I can’t seem to find the right place to put them. I do enjoy going around London in those Black Cabs, I take them when ever I can, they usually have very interesting stories. New cabs seemed to have been introduced to London, they are now using Mercedes Vitto which is very nice van and it can seat 6 people and turn the required 25 feet turning radius as the current cabs by enabling steering in both the front and rear for a better turning radius, this is an addition to the normal cabs but I didn’t have a chance to snap a picture of one.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

7 Comments

  1. maryam

    Gotta bookmark the places because I’m new here and don’t know my way around :P Except that I enjoyed the TUBE too much … Hope to plan a trip to London soon to take a break from studying :)

  2. bu noora

    great pics..feel like im walking around london w/u..enjoy!

  3. Abou Nawal

    There’s something very sexy about the air in London.My only grudge with Central London is it’s too bloody expensive.

  4. Aaaah I can just feel and smell the crisp morning air…
    nice photos too

  5. i like the old black taxis

  6. What's in a Name?

    Next time you are there go check out Curzon cinemas in Soho or Mayfair if you find world cinema to be your kind of thing. Moving out of London, d’ya know I have totally lost touch with the fine art of tying a scarf? Reminds me I haven’t been to London for a while now.

    And B, it’s not just the old black taxis we like but there’s something more to it that we like:)

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