We took Eurostar from Paris to London and arrive at king cross street and bought the oyster card that cost 20 pound per pax, pay using credit card. Most of the tickets machine in London accept coins and do not accept 50 pound notes.
From there we walk straight out and cross the street to arrive at the 9 3/4 platform to take photos, there is a Harry Porter shop just right at the side. There are professional cameraman helping you to take photos and professional scarf thrower. Be expected to Q for at least 20 minutes. We waited for 30 minutes.
- Paris Nord – London St-Pancras
- Jamie Italian
- Bond Street
- Convent Garden
- Burger & Lobster
- St James Park
- Buckingham Palace
- Lunch – Dinner by Heston Blumental
- Winter Wonderland Hyde Park
- London Eye
- Bicester Village
- Wembley Stadium – Outlet
- Goldmine London Duck
- Big Ben
- Cruise to London Bridge
- Tower Bridge
- Borough Market
- Westfield London
- Bond street
- Heddon Street Kitchen
- Duck & Waffle
- Leicester square
Accommodation: Valet Apartments Old Compton Street, $335 per pax for 5 nights
Address: 33 Old Compton Street, London
Nearest Station: Leicester Square
Currency: 1 pound : 1.734 sgd
Power Plug: 3 pin (same as Singapore)
London tube are very old and they actually doesn’t have lift or escalator. Not friendly to tourist with bulky baggage. Hence, advise to take to Tottenham court where escalator are available just need to walk slightly more rather than hand carry luggage up two flight of stairs.
Leicester aka London chinatown, lively with multi national cuisine can found there and a lot of mini mart well stock up. We walk from our apartment to convent garden where we have our lunch at Jamie Italian. The fried calamari and brownie is super good! The meal cost us 25 pounds for 2 pax.
We than follow the google map and head down to bond street to shop the boutique where prada medium size wallet for ladies are selling at 380 pounds. The ferragamo shoe at 385 pounds. (Airport is selling at a cheaper price)
In the evening, we took bus to convent garden and spotted a newly opening flagship store of Melissa. They are on discount and a pair of shoes are selling at 40 pound where I bought for 168sgd in SG.
We than walk back to Leicester to have our dinner at burger and lobster at 26 pounds and burger at 19 pounds.
On 2nd day in London, we head down to St James Park for scenery viewing and had our breakfast in the park and we walk down to the Buckingham palace. Monday to Saturday, guard marching at 11am while Sunday at 10am. Duration: 30 mins.
As we walk further down, we are able to reach harrods for some shopping. Harrods is a huge departmental store. Nearest station: Knightsbridge station.
We decided had our lunch at mandarine oriental is an expensive lunch but the food is really great. The tipsy cake comes with brandy.
From the hotel, we can walk down to the hyde park, towards the winter wonderland which only opens in November to January.
There are plenty of food fair available, in the wonderland.
We than took a bus towards London eye and from there we able to see the big ben. The night view with lights on looks amazingly great.
On our 3rd day in London, we planned to Bichester Village outlet shopping. We head out early which cost 29 pound per trip per pax. If you intend to go make sure you buy since the train tickets cost more than $50 sgd two way.
Prada ladies wallet selling at 240 pounds before tax refund, mont blanc mens wallet black one at 275 pounds and blue at 144 pounds.
We head down Wembley stadium for designer outlet shopping, addias, nike are available at this outlet.
We head down to goldmine for the famous London duck via train to waterloo station.
Honestly speaking, the duck is fat duck, the dishes we ordered are nice however, they are pretty oily for us.
On our day 13 of the trip, we intend to have breakfast at duck & waffle, however, it was full. Thus, do make advance booking Duck & Waffle, reservations are accepted up to 2 months in advance to one month. We manage to reserve on our last day in London.
We head to Big ben by taking bus from Leicester square, and decided to take the ferry toward the London & Tower bridge.
From tower bridge, we walk down to borough market, simply follow the google map. It is about 10 to 15 mins walk. There is a lot of food that is available for tasting. Try the salt beef. Their onions, mushroom are so nice. We bought some of them back they taste really good.
After borough market, we took train down to Westfield London for shopping. Alighted at Shepherd’s bush station.
Big boutique such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Mont Blanc, Tiffany & co, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Longchamp.
We went back to Leicester square for dinner and find it nicer than the goldmine.
On day 15, we head down to bond street and walk down to harrods for some shopping. We visit the casino in Leicester Square.
We made a reservation at Heddon street once of the Gordon Ramsey restaurant for our dinner.
Heddon Street Kitchen
Address: 3-9 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B 4BE, UK
Nearest Station: Piccadilly Circus
On our last day in London, we took bus from our apartment towards duck & waffle.
DUCK & WAFFLE
110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
Opens 24 hrs a day, 7days a week.
Attire: smart casual
Reservation: 2 months advance, book Online
A must to order the Duck & Waffle, really taste good. The duck meat is very tender with crispy fat skin and waffle is very crispy yet soft.
We drop by the casino in Liecester square, visit 3 days we were able to redeem this 50 pound chip for free to bet on roulotte. One time try on your luck, they have minimum bet of 0.50 pound, give it a try to gamble oversea. Criteria, 18 years old and above, i got check every time I enter.