The Royal London
We had our breakfast and got ready to see the most famous residence in all Europe-The Buckingham Palace. The Buckingham palace is the official residence of the Queen Elizabeth II . It is the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It was a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and mourning. We saw the famous change of guards at the royal Palace. It is basically the soldiers exchanging their duties and what an astonishing sight it was!
From there we went to the Canary Wharf. Canary wharf is the financial hub of London. It had various offices including Deloitte, Kpmg, Hdfc etc, it contained many of Europe’s tallest building including the One Canada Square.
We took a DLR (Docklands Light Railway-the Driverless metro train) to Greenwich mean times royal observatory. We had to walk around 2 miles to reach the Royal Observatory. We saw the significant line of Prime meridian-Where the time begins +00:00, and the GMT is followed by many countries including UK, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc.
We had lunch like how the common people of London have, go to the Tesco(A super store) grab a meal deal which includes cold sandwiches, a packet of chips and a drink and this costs only 3 Pounds.
From Greenwich we took the Emirates cable car to O2 Entertainment Complex. The O2 is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, including an indoor arena, a music club, a Cineworld cinema, an exhibition space, pizzas, bars, restaurants and an exclusive bowling alley. It has the second highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the UK, behind the Manchester Arena and took the crown of the world’s busiest music arena from New York’s Madison Square garden. It is a hub for all the music festivals and shows. It looked like a new indoor city by itself.
From here we went to see the Harrods. Harrods is a mall located in Knightsbridge. It is owned by Qatar via its sovereign Wealth Fund. Harrods is one of the costliest and luxurious malls in the whole world. It was started as a small grocery store but now it is a luxurious shopping destination for exclusive collections , across all the brands in the world. I saw beautiful collection of everything, I saw a 1 crore Tv, diamond studded Iphones, varieties of other products. We spent some time on window shopping and had dinner at an Indian Restaurant, dropped vivek mama to the Paddington station and were off to the hotel for a peaceful night sleep.