St. Paul's Cathedral
Even if you have left none of these unexplored, it is another thing to appreciate their grandeur at nights. So you can also choose to spend the evening at the tower bridge. High rise buildings like the Shard and St. Paul's Cathedral are visible from the bridge. All these are well lit in the evenings and quite enticing. Further, to spice up your visit, walk to the haunted tower of London from Tower Bridge. Belief has it that its appearance grows spookier by the night. But during my first visit to the tower, I wasn't even aware of such facts. And nothing seemed abnormal.
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury
We decided to rest a little on Day 3 and started a little late. We went to the nearby shopping market where one could actually find reasonably good stuff to shop. I'm a shopping lover so a trip without that is incomplete. We shopped for a few little things here and there. We decided to visit the famous Swaminarayan temple of London in eve. It was one of the most beautiful temples I have ever seen. Building such a huge and well kept temple in a foreign land is commendable.Day 4 was mainly packing up our stuff and getting ready to transfer to the hotel. We had Lunch at an Indian restaurant there. I fail to remember the name though I'm trying, but I do remember the way they had made the place from the inside. One step inside and you would completely forget you're in a foreign land. It is like visiting a Shahi restaurant in India, the waiters donning traditional attire , the tables and chairs being covered in India styled cloth. It was a complete Indian-feel restaurant. And the food was no less.We then transferred to the hotel and began the 15 days packaged tour across Europe. Though i visited 9 different countries in those 15 days, these 4 days still top my list cuz these are when I truly felt the essence of London. London is best seen strolling through the streets, empty or busy, travelling in the everyday bus and metro and living in a bed and breakfast house rather than a 5 star hotel.
Temples and a boat ride
Breakfast at the hotel. Then a morning tour to the Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre temples. These are built largely of red sandstone. The carvings here are very different from the ones seen in the Angkor complex- much finer and immensely more detailed. There are some very interesting carvings of Shiva and Parvati on one of the temples. You might even catch an impromptu music performance by local musicians playing traditional Cambodian instruments. In the afternoon, take a boat ride on the Tonle Sap- a huge inland lake with its quaint floating villages and even a floating petrol station. The Tonle Sap is fed by a river that comes all the way from Phnom Penh, and you can occasionally see powerful motorboats that make the journey, packed to capacity, with many passengers perched precariously on the cabin roof! Overnight Siem Reap.