4 days in London - British Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, River Thames (1st day)
I spent with my girlfirend 4 days in London in the end of the summer, in August. We were lucky because our plain arrived in the morning and our departure was in late afternoon so we had almost 4 whole days in London and we were lucky because we had a very good weather these days without any rain.
We arrived to the Stansted airport on Sunday morning. We got a train to go to the city center. It took about 1 hour to get there.
When we arrived to the train station we made a short walk around and jumped into a double decker and looked around in the city.
First we went to the British Museum, which you can visit for free. There was no entry fee but you can see a lot of interesting exhibitions from around the world ... Egypt, Greece, China, etc.. We had only 1 hour in the British Museum but you could spend there a whole day too if you have more time.
After the British Museum we went to the hotel. Our hotel reservation was in Brentford. By train about 1 hour away from downtown. We had a short rest in the hotel before we went back to London.
If you want to use the public transportations in London – bus, train, underground - you can buy a single ticket for one way but it’s not so practical and quiet expensive if you want to spend there several days too. Instead the single ticket we chose other solutions. We wanted to use double decker, trains, and underground several times in these 4 days - Oyster card and travelcards in the defined zones.
But back to our story - A bit later we went back to downtown London. We visited St. Paul's Cathedral and then we walked through on the Millenium Bridge. From the Millenium Bridge you can enjoy an amazing view to the London bridge and the Thames.
On the other side of the Thame we sat down in a cozy local authentic pub and restaurant to have dinner – the historical pub Anchor on the south bank of the River Thames, close to Southwark Cathedral.
After dinner we made a short walk in this area and we enjoyed the night lights of London, the illuminated bridges and skyscrapers.