London Trip

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Just got back home in Malaysia after spending more than a week in London.

It was a very exciting trip for me as it was my first time in London and I really needed to take a few days off my work – by the time I came back from the trip my work ended up piling up high again…^^;


First up is Oxford Circus- one of London’s most popular shopping destinations, though I did not buy anything when I was here ^^;


It was the New Year when I arrived in London so the streets were still beautifully decorated with Christmas stuffs.


Picture taken at Oxford street, it was cold and raining so there wasn’t many people when I was there.


The good ol’ red telephone box found at the streets of London.



My breakfast at the Holiday Inn, English breakfast tastes good ^^


Taking the underground trains to travel around in London.


One has to use these Oyster card which you can top-up with money that enables you to use the transportation system. I wonder why they are naming it as oyster as the word oyster can be used to describe other things…^^;


A random wall advertisement in underground train station. How many of you have got a PS4?


At the Buckingham Palace – with tons of people there to see the changing of guards. I had lots of fun being squashed like sardines ><

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Just barely managed to take these photos – had to hold up my camera really high as there were layers of crowds in front of me ^^;

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Walking towards St.Jame’s park after seeing the changing of guards.

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Had a delicious traditional Fish and Chips meal. It tastes good – have no idea of why people dislike Britain food.


St.Paul’s Cathedral in London.

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Had a stroll at River Thames with the Tower Bridge. When I was young I always thought this was called the London Bridge ><

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Buildings along the River Thames. Picture taken on the Tower Bridge.

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During my visit to London I also visited Bicester Village, it’s about one hour of bus ride from central London. This is the place if you’re on a hunt for branded goods – the price here is so much cheaper than the stores in everywhere else.

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A simple sandwich meal at Pret A Manger.


This crepes filled with Nutella Chocolate cost me about 4 pounds – expensive but it was so good!


The Hard Rock Cafe in London.


On the streets of London – forgot the name of the place ^^;

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Photo taken at a Souvenir shop in London, I love that mini ^^

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Some Gunpla found at a Anime Toy Store at around Leicester Square.


Walking towards the M&M’s World shop in Leicester Square.


In the M&M World store and here is a painting of England Flags which are made of…


You guessed it – all made of M&Ms ^^

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A wall of M&M of different colors.

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Tried the cheeseburgers of Five Guys – the beef patties were so juicy & delicious. Also like the fact that you can refill the drinks as much as you want to.


At the train station in King’s Cross. Seeing this place reminds me of the scenes from Harry Potter movies.


Me boarding a train to Cambridge as I have a younger brother studying in a college there. Now that I think of it, I have not taken any photos during my stay at Cambridge ^^;


Had  a quick visit to the Big Ben/Elizabeth Tower.

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Had a Thai-style Fried Rice for lunch. Nom Nom Nom.


Shopping at a local grocery store in London.

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Found some cookies and foods that I have never seen before in Malaysia or Singapore.

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At the huge Westfield Shopping mall – for some reason it was voted as one of the ugliest building in 2009.


Tesla’s Electric Car on display in Westfield, looks awesome and I wish I can afford one ^^;


Me at London Chinatown – located at Gerrard street. You can reach there from are Tottenham Court Road and Piccadilly Circus station. The Chinatown here is packed with a load of shops and Chinese restaurants.


Also found Chatime in London Chinatown – a beverage company from Malaysia that served great bubble milk tea. For some reason I think that their bubble milk tea tastes better than the ones from Taiwan ^^


Encountered some TV crews (probably from China) filming at Chinatown.


Ate some delicious pizzas at Pizza Express. The left one is a bit too spicy for me ><


Taking Malaysia Airline’s Airbus A380 back to home base. Had a few babies sitting right next to me and that 12-hour flight is a nightmare as I couldn’t sleep due to them crying all the time ^^;

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