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... to a long 11 hour flight to Los Angeles, but I'm looking forward to the sunshine in New Zealand after a wet and cold autumn. Driven by dad and accompanied in the back by mum, we arrive at Heathrow Airport Terminal 1. We go in to the airport and check in. Hef puts his suitcase on the scales first; it's over the weight limit by 1.3kg. It's my turn; it's under the weight limit by 5.6kg. Yes! I win! We say goodbye to ...
... one, at that. We made our way to the Tower of London, here we joined a free walking tour to hear the history of this place from a Yeomen Warder, aka a Beefeater. The guards are nicknamed 'Beefeater' by the Londoners as according to legend the guards were paid in beef by the royals. Situated in the Tower of London is the crown jewels which houses the largest diamond of the world at 530 carats! This diamond sits in the sceptre with the cross (a very expensive stick that the ...
... the Metropolitan Police, or the Met) problems having to make sure that the Falun Gong protestors are safe.
They broke down the areas of their beat and showed where Piccadilly Circus was, which was very neat and they showed me Soho, which they said was a center for drugs, prostitution, drunks, fighting, and gay clubs in the city.
While we walked we discussed the differences and the similarities of policing in London ...
... it was a joke. The platform was directly across from where we just got off of our last train, on the same level. So we drug our luggage back down the stairs to where we just were to catch the next train we needed going east. From this point on, we had no problem getting to Queen Mary University using the tube, until we actually arrived at our station and saw another flight of stairs standing in our way.
We hauled them up and were officially on ...
... the Real Food Festival. We sampled gooey chocolate and raspberry brownies, a decent cup of coffee, some savoury-filled donuts and delicious pulled-pork rolls from Jamie Oliver's stall. More tastings were on offer at Raymond Blanc's cooking demonstration. Another beautiful day had been laid on for us, and whilst there were more discoveries to be made, we were looking forward to returning to Brisbane and our girls, happy to leave the discoveries to another trip in the ...
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Other places to stay in Wokingham
London Road, Wokingham | 4 star hotelfrom $109
- Nice Hotel, Food expensive
- Not 4* by any stretch of the imagination..
- To make the stay pleasant, buy a tent and sleep on the lawn!
Mill Lane, Sindlesham | Hotelfrom $95
Milton Road, Wokingham | Hotelfrom $123
Emmbrook Road, Wokingham | Hotelfrom $104