Wake Up: Unsure
Early morning wake up we had and it was off to the bus for the last time. Not every one from the tour was going back to London, as this was the very last day of the tour. Some, like K&C, were going on to adventures in France such as EuroDisney or taking the Eurostar. The rest of the crew was heading back to the UK for other destinations. Most of the crew came down to the bus to see us off.
We said final goodbyes and headed towards the ferry terminal in Calais. The drive to the Calais took most of the day. Customs was apparently surprisingly smooth to pass through. The ferry took an hour and a half. The drive to Russell Square, St Pancras, London took the whole afternoon. One final attempt at packing the bags for the next days flight back to the Land Down Under. Shrimp and I had dinner with Mel and some of the final Contiki crew at the hotel pub and called in an early night.
I cannot recall much of this day as I was barely coherent. Shrimp and I were very sick and sleeping most of the trip.
Population: 8.3 million in London Urban Area, 12 million in London Greater Metropolitan Area
Capital: London, United Kingdom
Known for: Bangers and mash, fish and chips, Indian curries, warm beer, cricket, overcast weather, Scotland Yard, royal English family-the Windsors, red phoneboxes, red double-decker bus, old English cabs
Sights to note: everyone says the London Eye but I found it to be a waste of money, the Thames is super dirty but you will see it when visiting most of the more notable sights of the city, Westminster Abbey is fantastic, St Paul’s Cathedral is beautiful, new London City Hall is amazing architecture, people like Tate Modern but it didn’t fuss me, the parliament houses and Big Ben were quite pretty, Hyde Park is well worth a visit and I would recommend half a day there and hire the Barclay’s bikes to tour around it. Of course the underwater park near the London Eye is the greatest aquarium I’ve been to so far.