My London trip diary part two: Tower of London, Hyde Park, Cambridge, Hampton Court


As I promised, I have decided to upload another post about the most amazing week of this year ( or maybe even my life). Recently I have been talking about this trip with my friend and it felt like it was yesterday, when we came all the way from snowy Saint Petersburg to sunny London in blossom. If you haven't seen my first post where I have written about how we got there, then CLICK HERE.

And now we are continuing our excursion :)

After the excursion in a city centre, we went to see the Tower of London and Greenwich.

What do I think of Tower of London? Well, I still remember how a 10 years old Oksana was learning different monolouges for my English lesson about British sightseeings, but the only one that I still remember by heart is a monolouge about the tower of London ( apparently I didn't need a guide tho)

The Tower Bridge is so incredibly beautiful in real life.

You just feel the spirit of the Medieval times around yourself.

Also, my friend and I saw a changing of the guards, which I wanted to see in the Buckingham palace, but this one is also really interesting.

By the way, you all know  how much I love postcards so I bought a postcard with a Tower of London in a small souvenir shop right in the middle of the Tower and I am kinda proud of it :D

And noooooow we are heading to Greenwich.

A few words about London Underground. It is completely different from my local one. Every station here is completely different from another. And also you can notice some cool quotes.

incredibly proud of this photo, i don't know why

Greenwich. One of the calmest places in London. Cultural Heritage. A place with a soft grass on which it is so comfortable to lie and play "truth or dare" with your friends. Definitely recommend.

The next day was the day of our visit to Madam Tussauds museum, Hyde Park and Saint Paul's Cathedral. We got lost on our way from cathedral to park so we also were wandering along London streets for a while.

If you want to get to the Madam Tussauds museum, you need to get to the Baker Street underground station. Yes, that famous Baker Street where Sherlock Holmes lived ( fangirl yelp). We haven't seen the house number 221b but we saw a monument to the famous detective in front of the underground.

If you'll ever be in London ( I know that most of my readers are from the UK, but there are readers from other places as well) you should definitely visit Madam Tussauds museum. This wax figures look SO realistic, that once I have seriously apologised to a figure because I was completely sure that it's a real person whom I accidently touched ( apparently "sorry" was the word I used most of all while I was in Britain). My friend didn't realised it was a figure until I told her this ( wherever you were, you probably heard that loud scream she did when she understood it).

Also, also some interesting things like you can see the gradual proccess of making a wax figure ( a head of  Beyonce, to be exact, yoooo) and before reaching the exit, you have to have a ride on a small version of roller-coaster where you can see the history of London in the background.
Also don't forget to walk on a catwalk, imagine being a part of a royal family and be a judge in a Voice.

but as blogger, I wanted to see Zoella figure

And our next stop is a legendary Saint Paul's Cathedral.

It is forbidden to take photos inside but there is a such magnificant atmosphere which can't be described using any words or photos. You just need to feel it yourself.

We were in Hyde Park only for an hour because the rain had begun. We have visited only a small part of it but I can surely say one thing- there are SO MANY SQUIRELLS. Seriously, we have definitely seen over 20 squirells.

As I told you in the beginning of the post, it was snowing in my city ( which I found out from all of my relatives) and we were enjoying a warm nice weather.

New day-new adventure! We went to Hampton Court! To tell the truth, I haven't heard anything about this place until I visited it. But now I am remembering this palace and park with such a nostalgia that I definitely would like to come back there again and again.

And this is the palace itself.

But the main thing is a huge park, which is seperated into a few thematical parts. It kinda reminded me of Peterhof, but without fountains.

and the whole road was full of flowers

You can spend it the whole day walking in the Hampton Court, lie on a lawn ( I think we had been doing it too much in the UK), go on excursion in the palace, take part in theatrical performance ( which my friend did and they were absolutely happy) and just enjoying a nice time spending there.

One of the last place we visited was Cambridge. Until very last day we didn't know if we are going to Oxford or Cambridge.

Even though it was a very cold day, I really liked this city! Everything looks so aesthetically pleasant, beautiful and kinda strict, that camera roll was full of different places in Cambridge.
Of course our guide had an important role and made our walk unforgettable and full of interesting facts about this city.

One of the most "cambridge" activity-punting. I had no idea what it is and what it looks like until this trip.

And suddenly the last day of our trip came. We went to British Museum, Houses of Parlament ( so sad we couldn't took photos inside because it was SO interesting there. Definitely recommend visiting it as well) and went shopping on Oxford street.

This week passed by too fast but it left so many emotions, that even 7 months later I remember every detail. I would definitely would like to come back to that late March week and live all of those moments again.
I fell in love with London with all my heart and I'm absolutely sure that it wasn't our last meeting.
And I hope, that a new travel photo-diary will appear on my blog again.

I hope you enjoyed these series of blogposts about my trip to the UK and if you did, leave me a comment with what place in London or Britain you would like to visit or just love.

Let your life be full of unforgettable pleasant moments and positive emotions♥

I am OK

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16 коммент.

  1. I loved this post! I am from the UK but live 3 hours from London which can be upsetting! I love the Southbank in London, I have been sooo many times I lose track, you managed to pack so much into your week! If you come back I recommend Covent Garden, Camden and Bourough Markets, they have such a good atmosphere!! Xx

    1. Thank you for your recommendations! Definitely on my list when i'll be in London next time x

  2. Woow! This makes London soo beautiful. I always adore visiting London as you are always seeing something new. I haven't been to London in a while and I think I'm getting withdrawal symptoms. You visited on some of the most beautiful days aswell! England is definitely not like this all the time! I'm glad you liked your trip to London. This has definitely made me want to go on another trip!

    Gemma |

    1. It is suuuuch a beautiful city! I can't wait to go on another trip as well x

  3. Aww yay I'm so glad you had such fun here, I live in Bristol and love visiting London from time to time but it is soo busy so I couldn't live there! Madame Tussauds is so much fun too and I totally agree that some of the waxworks look so realistic!
    Alice Xx

    1. I kinda love busy cities but kinda not at the same time. I think living close to a such huge city will be the best option for me :D

  4. London really is a beautiful city. I feel so lucky I can call it home! There are so many more places you should see, especially the blogger spots like Farm Girl Cafe, where all the bloggers go. It's really pretty there.

    Julia xx

    1. Awww I really want to go to London again and visit all of those blogger spots, thank you for recommendation x

  5. I’m absolutely living for that Pocahontas quote at the tube station, that’s so cool. I love all of your photos, especially of the gardens, they’re stunning! I love walking around Hyde Park, it’s so pretty x


  6. This makes me miss London so much! I wish I would've been able to see Hampton Court but we didn't have enough time! I'll be sure to add it onto my list for next time!

    1. It is definitely worth seeing! Less than an hour on a train and you are in such a beautiful place x

  7. Aww I’m glad you enjoyed London! Great post about your trip here, as I live in London it’s great to see London from other people’s points of views and it makes me love London even more when other love it so much. The Madame Tussaud’s statue of Zoella absolutely scares me haha just thought I’d put that out there xxx

    1. Thank you for reading! I am so glad that even londoners enjoyed this post x

  8. I love all the photos! London is one of my favourite places to visit although I've only been there once. The only place we weren't able to visit out of these was Hampton Court as sadly is was closed the whole time we were in London. I can't wait to go back though so I can see everything in person :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

    1. I can't wait to go back too! There are still so many places i wanted to visit but just couldn't because of the lack of the time!