Day 2 – Thursday 9 June 1994 – Arrival in London!

Had about 6-8 hours sleep on the plane.  Take about 3am London time.  Had breakfast on board at about 5am and landed about 5.45am.

First glimpse of England was magnificent.  Lush and green with well defined sections.

Took about 30-45 minutes to get through the queue at immigration.  Checked if we had to declare Petite Delights macaroons.  Didn’t, so we walked through! Customs was non-existent.

Easy to find out way through Heathrow.  Cashed a traveller’s cheque for pounds.  Caught the tube to Bayswater!  Had to change at Earls Court.  Was all very easy.  Felt good when I got off the plane but tired after we had to carry our packs on our back from the station to Duke of Leinster.  Hotel very much like one in Kings Cross ($55 each/night) but passable.

Walked through Hyde Park to Knightsbridge and Kensington South.  Saw a squirrel in the park.  Beautiful streets.  Very quaint.  Lots of nice shops.

Regent Street

Had a look at Harrods.  OK.  Rang Marina and parents.  Met Marina at 1.00pm at Harrods.  Spent the rest of the day with her.  Walked heaps through Picadilly, Strand to Savoy, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square etc.

London Trafalgar Square
London Trafalgar Square

Went to Planet Hollywood for dinner.  Not bad.  Identical to Hard Rock Cafe.  Overcast day with occasional spits of rain.  Not very warm.

Had heaps of rides on the tube and ride in a double decker bus down Picadilly.

Double Decker Bus on Picadilly
Regent Street

Day 3 – Friday 10 June 1994 – Tower of London!