Hello from London! I am so excited to be back in my favourite city! The trip started with a wonderful surprise when I discovered that D, who attended the same secondary school as I, was the air hostess on my flight. She is the only Luxair air hostess that I know and I had never had the chance to fly with her, except yesterday. We are in touch via IG and FB but I hadn't seen her in real life for about four or five years.
The pilot flew us in via the city center, another rare treat! On the photo above you can see Buckingham Palace and even a bit of Piccadilly Circus.
After checking into my hotel on Tottenham Court Road / Warren Street, I met C, another Lux friend from secondary school. She is currently living in London and had always wanted to visit the neon lights museum God's Own Junkyard. We went all the way up to Walthamstow.
Maybe some of you remember the boy band East 17. They were from Walthamstow. Funny side story, I was once on the same Luxair flight as them, flying from Luxembourg to London. One of them, John, looked at me and it totally made my day.
Anyway, here are some views that caught my eye.
God's Own Junkyard is not that easy to find. Even with Google maps, plus my London street finder book, we didn't find the place straight away.
I will share the photos taken at the museum in a later post. The nice thing is that there is a cafe inside where you can have all kinds of cakes. Paradoxically the lighting is not great.
After our visit, we walked back to Walthamstow Central and passed these houses.
We headed to Bloomsbury where we used to live during our time at the University of London. We wondered, whether our old coffee place, Cafe Romano, was still there. And it was. We had a look at our student halls. It felt a bit surreal.
Finally we went to Marchmont Street and had drinks at pub where they were showing rugby. C and I decided to meet again the next day and invite friends that we have known from uni times who are still living in London. Unfortunately there aren't many who are still here.
I then went to my hotel to get ready for dinner and met up with my blogger friend Juliet from Luxembourg in Mayfair.