This was my first and most exciting travel experience, as I had been dreaming of it for many years. I spent a total of seven weeks backpacking around Europe visiting Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. This also included an overnight layover in South Korea on the way over from Sydney to London.
This was by far my favorite hostel out of all hostels I stayed at in Europe. It had a laid-back and relaxing atmosphere, and felt exactly like a hippie commune. The staff was rather lovely and were more than willing to converse in English on pen and paper. They made sure I was satisfied and comfortable during my stay. The canteen was fantastic and very cheap as well - no more than 4-5 euros for a proper German meal, including beer or juice. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat!
A must visit for Harry Potter fans! You are taken right into the magical world of Harry Potter by seeing where the films were made and all the props. You've got to try a Butterbeer, pose for photos with the Knight Bus, on the Hogwarts Bridge, at 4 Privet Drive, and many other large props used in all 8 films. You will be mesmerized by a large scale model of Hogwarts, which was actually used in the films. The interior scenes within Hogwarts were shot in many locations across the UK. It's easy to spend a whole day here. I LOVED everything about this tour, especially how they were able to provide British Sign Language interpreters which I really appreciated, as I was able to get information in BSL. Lucky for me, BSL is very similar to Auslan (Australian Sign Language), which is the sign language I use at home so it wasn't that difficult to understand and I was able to converse with the interpreters and other Deaf people on the same tour.
One of London's most famous landmarks, and a once in a lifetime experience-but not worth trying more than once. However, the views are amazing-especially when the weather is clear and beautiful. I was lucky to go for it during London's heatwave, which meant perfect weather.