Double-Decker London (Fall Break Day 5)

7 Nov
On top of the double-decker bus in London

On top of the double-decker bus in London

After an 8 hour Megabus ride through Belgium, France, and the UK, my friend Caitlin and I FINALLY made it to London at the amazing time of 8 AM! Since we couldn’t get into our hostel until 2 PM, we decided that we wanted to find a double-decker bus tour. When you’re in London, there are many choices on which bus tour you could take, but we decided on The Original London Sightseeing Tour. This is the oldest, open-top bus tour company in London. They have 3 different tour lines through London, with over 80 stops at different tourist attractions all over the city. Lucky for us, we found wifi at Starbucks (it was AMAZING being in a country that has Starbucks again) and found an online deal. This deal included a two-day bus pass, a English-language walking tour, and a river cruise! We instantly got these tickets and went on our way. Caitlin and I spent 5 hours on the top level of the bus and rode the entire Original tour line to see all over the city. Though it was cold and windy, we had an absolute blast! I would definitely recommend this tour bus for the future. After the hours on the bus, we got a late lunch/early dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe London (the original  Hard Rock Cafe and the one that brought my total number of Hard Rocks visited to 14) and then headed to our hostel in Hammersmith (I’ll write later about the hostel).

Enjoy some pictures of our tour below! I also decided that I wanted to add another aspect to my blogs from London and ask a trivia question! There will be a trivia question on each of my blog posts from London and the answer and explanation will be posted on my next blog, and if you are the first person to answer correctly in the comments, I will send you a little something I picked up in London. Here is the first trivia question:

The London Eye is one of the most famous tourist attractions in London. It is also known as the Millennium Wheel, as it was opened in 2000. It is the largest Ferris Wheel in Europe. However, this is obviously not the first Ferris Wheel. When and where was the first Ferris Wheel introduced? 

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4 Responses to “Double-Decker London (Fall Break Day 5)”

  1. Lesa Lou November 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    1893 – Worlds Fair – Chicago

    • arpipher November 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

      Congrats Aunt Lesa! Just send me your address and I will get your prize out to you!

      • Lesa Lou November 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

        I’m so excited – I never win anything!!! Equally excited that you are having all these amazing experiences 🙂 Love you and miss you!

        745 Alfa Ct., 3D
        Portage MI 49002

    • arpipher November 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

      It is officially in the mail!

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