Thursday, 16 February 2012

Strolling along the Canary Wharf - London

It took us about 2 and half hours drive to Uxbridge to park our car. From here we took a tube to have our lunch and rush back to the New Cross Station to visit the Goldsmiths College. About 6.00 p.m. we left the College and decided to visit the Canary Wharf. It about 2 stations from New Cross Station. To save monies so we parked our car outside London. It cost £8.50 per person for a day ticket and this ticket is good value for money.

To our surprise, once we reached Canary Wharf our first impression was this station brought us back to Singapore where the underground station look similar to Singapore MRT.   The station is links to the  shopping malls.

Canary Wharf is a major business district in London. Canary Wharf is located on the West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs. It used to be one of the busiest docks in the world. The port industry began to decline which lead to the docks closing in 1980. Now, Canary Wharf contains UK's tallest buildings.

We need something different to cheer us up after the visit of the university.  This amazing places brought the smiles  back to our faces. At least, our journey was not a total waste. We spent times walking along the wharf and enjoying ourselves with this different views of the areas.

My girl is holding a birthday greetings to Anni from Austria -"this is a Birthday present from your boyfriend Thonis." We walked for 2 hours at this place and went back to take a tube to Leicester Square, to the China Town to have our dinner before we head back to Uxbridge to collect our car. At the China Town, there was a stall in front of shop selling Hong Kong Pancakes.  We have missed this for years and lot of shops offerings goodies which we love and could not resist to visit every one of them.

Had our dinner at one of the restaurant. About 10.00 p.m. we head back to Uxbridge to get our car. Amazing the parking cost us only £7.50 instead of £16.00.  Overall we were pleased and happy with our this trip. Even we had to change about 20 different tubes to get to the places where we wanted to go.  I don't mind to go down to London again any times soon as I do enjoy this trip and it is a 5 stars for this Canary Wharf.

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