But since I'm not only stupid, but also dumb, I forgot my camera at home, so this time, there are no pictures. :(
I had a room in a B&B at Wentworth Street, unfortunately, it was situated between at least fifteen fabric clothes stores where you could buy the most beautiful and multi-coloured laces and fabrics. *__*
First thing I did on Saturday morning was buying mini!Dean and Sam at Forbidden Planet. Sadly trenchcoat!Castiel was sold out so I'll have another try in October. Then I went to Portobello Road Market and Oxford Street and returned to my room after eight hours of walking.
Since it was right in front of my front door, I raided the Petticoat Lane Market and then walked by the Gherkin and Leadenhall Market (which they partially used as Diagon Alley in the first Harry Potter movie), down Gracechurch Street and over the London Bridge to the Shard. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time to take a look from its top, which saved me 30 GBP.
I arranged to meet jj1564 and dizzojay at the Southbank Centre mainly because it was accessible for JJ, but it's a great venue with a lovely view at the River Thames and the opposite riverside, right next to the London Eye. We had some ridicously delicious lunch, and after a nice little walk along the river, we had some cider and J2O juice (which immediately put my dirty mind into the gutter) at the Gabriel's Wharf. We were joined by JJ's lovely sister and son, and it was a wonderful afternoon, wasn't it, ladies? :D
After we said our goodbyes, I went to Leicester Square and from there north along Charing Cross Road and Tottenham Court Road, and then I had a yummy dinner with andiivalo at Sagar's at Percy Street.
On Monday morning, I started a last walk at Bond Street station towards Oxford Circus and Regent Street. At Haymarket, I had Fish and Chips (because you can't when in London) and then took a bus to Liverpool Street station. It took way longer than taking the tube, but it was like a little sightseeing tour. I like going by bus!
And then I had to leave for the train home. :(
It was a really great weekend, and I'm so looking forward to the next meet up in october!
And if you ask what I brought as souvenir? My family gave me a list of English chocolate (we've been to London in 2011 and '12, and they ate through the whole range of English sweets) thus I hauled 5kg/11lbs of chocolate bars back home, worth approx. 40 GBP/ 56 EUR/ 62 USD.
I have proof: