The flight from Singapore was great because there was a free seat next to me, so much more comfortable. I managed to get the sleep that I wanted as well as watch some more episodes of Modern Family.
I arrived at Heathrow at 6am and wasn’t able to have access to my hotel room till 2pm so I spent the day touring London.
My hotel was in Kensington so, after leaving my bags, I first walked to Kensington Palace, a popular accommodation for the British Royals over the years.
I couldn’t believe the weather, sunny and warm. Shorts, T’shirts, a hat and sunglasses were required – it was like a warm Melbourne spring day.
I walked through the Kensington gardens and virtually circumnavigated Hyde Park. By then I was getting sore feet so decided to take one of the famous double decker (open air) tours through the streets of London. Here were some of the highlights …
I went on foot again to take a closer look around this iconic area of London
Part of the tour included a free trip up the Thames
I left the river cruse at this point to get a closer look at the Tower of London
Then I joined another bus tour with the same company (it’s a 24hr ticket, might as well make the most of it) and headed to Buckingham Palace.
After exploring the palace on foot I joined another tour headed to my hotel after a big day of exploring London.