Welcome to London

After a relativly short flight for two Australians visiting the UK, Gemma and I made our way to our Hostel in central London to meet Kimberly. We didn’t actually get in until almost midnight so the evening consisted of just a quick catchup over a drink. Kimberly has been here for a few days already, mainly enjoying the nightlife from what I gather.

We allowed ourselves the luxury of a sleep in to help deal with the jet lag then took a whirlwind walking tour of most of the tourist sites of London. Starting at The Monument, a 60 metre column built after the great fire of London in 1666, we then made our way past London Bridge, St Pauls Cathedral, Trafalga Square, Buckingham Palace (well the gates only, we will go back later to see the rest), No. 10 Downing Street, finishing at Westmister.

The tour was pretty quick, seeing all of the above and a few other tid-bits along the way in about 3 hours. We will have to go back to see some of the sites again but it was an informative introduction to London.