London

After a long haul in Scotland, we finally made it to London, the last stop before we fly back to Singapore. By then, I was tired and the glam of London wasn’t really my thing. I wanted to go Stonehenge, Kew Garden but the schedule we had didn’t permit us to go that far and we had already been to 2 gardens so another one seems a bit overkill. In the end, we did the tourisy thing and went on a open top bus ride taking in the sights of London. And I swear this is the best way to see everything at one go.

The bus route covered all the major tourist attractions and we could hop on and off wherever we choose but because the priority was shopping, we only gawked at most of these places from the outside. We also .took the Thames river cruise which comes with the bus trip so we covered all the places:
Trafalgar Square

The most famous of them all – the London Eye with the County Hall next to it.

The Tower Bridge which I think is the most magnificent bridge I ever seen. Much nicer than the Millennium Bridge which is a monstrosity next to all the historical bridges along the river.

The Tower of London

Another view of the Tower of London. They were planting the poppies at that time.

Buckingham Palace as seen from outside the fence

Of course there was the shopping but while everybody loves all the branded stuff, I went mad over this place.

This has got to be every M&M’s fan idea of heaven!

But a visit to London would not be complete without going to the more traditional shops and this is another delicious find.

And of course it is not complete without a visit to the world famous Harrods

And last but not least, a makan session at Chinatown
We did squeeze in some time to make a pilgrim to the hallowed world of football. Emirates Stadium! Read more about that visit here.