London – August 2012
Everyone told me I would hate London. It’s the worst, very expensive, the weather is terrible, and the people are rude. My expectations were pretty low but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I did in fact love London.
I booked a room at the St Pauls YHA next to the beautiful St Pauls cathedral, that I did not realise until afterwards had bells that ring out all night, but bells aside it was a really cute hostel in a great location. I arrived in the afternoon after being in transit for almost 24 hours, and was a zombie. I dropped my bags and met up with a friend who took me to a local pub where I devoured a beef and stilton pie, it was a Saturday night so were planning on going out, but unfortunately jet lag got the better of me so I shuffled back to my hostel for an early night.
I rose early and went to brick lane for breakfast, and as in a lot of places (the best places) in the world all the cafe’s were run by Aussie’s or New Zealanders. After a delicious breakfast I met my friends for a wander around the brick lane market, which tragically I found out also had a plethora of delicious food. I nommed on a bit of everyone’s food and
was instantly regretful that I was full from breakfast, alas!
After everyone telling me how expensive London was I had been pleasantly suprised how
easy it was to visit on a budget, with one of the best things about London is that all the museums were free entry. London was one of the most amazing cities to walk around and I can’t wait to go back.