As I told you this is my shortest trip to Europe ever and I was staying in a town called Reading which is about one hour away from London, I was unsure whether visiting London is worth it or not but on the last day of the trip myself and my friends decided to challenge ourselves and prove that we can still enjoy many things in London even within 8 hours time frame. We finished our business meeting around 10:30 AM and we were supposed to be at Heathrow Airport at 8:00 PM because our return flight is at 9:45 pm. To achieve our goal we compared the time needed to reach London from Reading Town via Taxi vs. Train, at first we tried the train because it takes about 30 minutes but we didn’t know where exactly is the stations to we decided to use Taxi which is more costly but it will save us precious time.
We asked the Taxi to take us first to Heathrow Airport so we can make early check-in for our luggage, then we took another Taxi from the airport to London, we paid £60.
Breakfast at Pret A Manger: We arrived to London at 12 pm roughly and quickly headed to Pret A Manger at Oxford Street and grabbed sandwiches to eat, I like it because their fast and serve quality and organic foods.
A Quick Hike in Hyde Park: To help refresh our mood we had a quick picnic at Hyde Park, then we had a quick tour at Oxford Street and did some express shopping at Selfridges, M&S, and Primark (no girls otherwise it’ll take long hours). Also we picked some cookies from Ben’s Cookies at Oxford street, I tried their milk chocolate praline which was tasty, good news that it’s opening at the Avenues.
Madame Tussauds: At 2:15 PM we headed to the popular wax museum Madame Tussauds which displays many historical and royal characters, movie stars, even famous murderers. at Baker Street but sadly the line was long and we had to wait to buy tickets so we left. I visited the museum before and it’s certainly one of the great attractions that I recommend when ever you visit London.
London Eye: We then headed to London Eye located n the banks of the River Thames, it’s a giant Ferris wheel and takes you up to 135 meters high in the sky where you can see an amazing view of London.
M&M World: At around 4:30 PM we arrived at M&M World, I’ve been hearing nice stuff about it from several friends that made me decide to see it in person. It’s located at Leicester Square and it’s a big candy store with total area of 3,250 sq. meter and built on 4 levels. Inside you get to see the history of M&M candies, actually everything inside was about M&M and the design and decorations were both magnificent. I’ll make a dedicated post about M&M World soon so stay tuned.