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London 7

London, October 1st

semi-overcast 21 °C

Today is our last day in London before coming home. We went to buy some souvenirs for our family. It is very exciting to be coming home, even if it’s a 3 day long journey! We walked about the city for a little bit until we had to go back because the new guests were coming at 1 o’clock.
Then we caught a train to Horley which is very close to the airport we are leaving from, Gatwick. My dad is staying here for 1 night so he can fly out to Belfast tomorrow because he is having an extra 2 weeks holiday. Horley is in the country and much quieter. We went out to one of the local pubs to get a quick bowl of wedges to eat before we go to the airport. After we rested in the room until it was time to leave.

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To be continued…….. Next trip……..Where?................Nobody knows!........

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London 6

London, September 30th

semi-overcast 21 °C

First my dad and I got up early and walked past Buckingham Palace. We went to Geo. F. Trumper’s for him to get a haircut and shave. It was very fancy they used a cut-throat razor and they even made me a lovely cup of tea.
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Then we went to a Latin mass at Westminster Cathedral. It was very different from your normal English mass. After mass we lit candles for my grandparents.
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After mass the whole family got up and went to Harrods. We scanned through all the levels and bought some food so we could have a picnic in Hyde Park. Harrods was really big and had 6 levels.
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We had a delightful picnic at Hyde Park. The park is very big, lively and green. It has a big lake in the middle called The Serpentine. I had a close experience with a friendly squirrel just a few centimetres away. As were walking out we noticed there were deck chairs for hire for people who wanted to sit in the park, for £2 an hour!
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We walked through Hyde Park to Marble Arch and Oxford Street. Then we continued down the road to Regents Street and went to Hamleys toy shop again. I had a lot of fun and a got a huge magic bubble! My brother got a beautiful wand from the Harry Potter counter.

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London 5

London, 29th September

semi-overcast 20 °C

We walked through Green Park today to get the train to the British Museum. The park was full of squirrels and pigeons. I saw four squirrels in the park, two of them were chasing one another around the tree.
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At the British Museum, we saw the Rosetta Stone from ancient Egypt. It is very detailed and decorated with hieroglyphs. Also we saw the Egyptian mummies, even the animal mummies. They have such a large collection of Egyptians artifacts. We then went to see the Greek Parthenon collection. There are rooms after rooms filled with these artifacts. We saw others like Anglo-Saxon and Roman Britain collections.
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After we left the British Museum, we went to St Martin-in-the-field Church. We lighted some candles for my grandparents and looked around the chapel.
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Then we went to the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. My mum and I wanted to see the Sunflowers by Van Gogh. We also saw paintings by Monet, Renoir and lots of other famous painters.
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In the evening, we went to see a play at the Gielgud theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End. The play was called The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. We all really liked it, especially my brother as he read the book before.
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London 4

London, September 28th

sunny 21 °C

First off we went to the London Dungeons. I thought it was very scary because it was dark and wet. We went through the Gunpowder plot, the Great Plague, Miss Lovett’s pie shop, Jack the Ripper, the Torturer, the Judge and the Drop-dead ride.

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After the dungeons, we went to Trafalgar Square to have lunch. At Trafalgar Square we took photos of the Nelson column and with the huge lion statues. Trafalgar square has a lot of statues and one of them is a big blue chicken!

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Then we went to see where my dad grew up. Dad showed us the library that he used to go to and the house that he lived in. We also went to the primary school that my dad went to. It was really good to see were my dad grew up.

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London 3

London, September 27th

semi-overcast 19 °C

We went to the Tower of London via platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross station. Platform 9 ¾ is the platform that Harry (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone) catches the train to Hogwarts. At Platform 9 ¾ there is a trolley in the wall because Harry had to run through the wall to get to Platform 9 ¾ .

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We stopped at Baker St – the home address of Sherlock Holmes.

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When we got to the Tower of London, we saw a huge amount of ceramic poppies which represents the anniversary of WWI and the amount of people who died. We went into the Medieval Tower, we saw the living conditions that the king had and videos about the history of the tower. I went to check out the ravens. They just walked around and not scared of people at all. We then went to the White Tower which displayed all the armour, weapons and the royal clothing. As we got out we were very lucky because just as we got out the changing of the guards had just started.

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Then we went to Hamleys, the biggest toy shop in the world. It was so crowded with people blowing up balloons, showing off different toys. So much happening there that you could spend the whole day in the store. We decided to go up to the top and worked our way down. There was a huge range of toys, games, and novelty items. The ages of the customers went from infants to the elderly.

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After we went to Selfridges down Oxford St, past Liberty, as my mum wanted to check it out. They already have a floor dedicated to Xmas shopping.

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