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London Christmas 2011

16-30 Dec 2011


Stopover at Doha, Qatar airport


Camel ... souvenirs at Qatar airport


A Mongolian yurt next to London University


First stop, visit to London Museum


Lots of Egyption artifacts


Mummy cats


More mummies


Dead people wrapped up


Hey, this looks just like the one in the Mummy movies


Some roman glass vase ....


Olympic medal designs


Molds for printing


2012 olympic medals...


Walking outside...


Walking long Oxford street... malaysia/singapore cuisine


Paster dinner ! Home cooked food...


Next day Harrods


Food Halls


Food food


Chirstmas decoration at Harrods


Food


Cupcakes


Explore upstairs Harrods... nice award winning fish lamp design


Harry Potter Lego


Hermione Granger uniform


Flying shark balloon


Toys


Toys level


Shopping for your pets


Outside


Harrods at night...


Have some cake


SOHO area


Watch a movie... Another Earth


Natural History Museum .... at South Kensington


All the calcite minerals etc



precious gems


How humans evolved....


Snake skeleton


Deep underwater fish ... preserved in liquid..


Walking around London at night... Big Ben


London Eye


Chinatown


Try some spicy mancurian food...


Portrait gallery


Trafalgar Square


Hungry... have some fish and chips


Little cafe near Leicester Square


Next day breakfast at Caledonian cafe


English Breakfast set + coffee.... only 4 pounds


Come out at Green Park station


No leaves


Buckingham Palace


Monument in front of the Palace


Taking photo of myself...


Everywhere got map.... you are here


Bravarian Village at Hyde Park


Singing moose....


Have some beer


Swan


lake


Ducks at the park... no snow in December... global warming


Ice skating ... nice atmosphere... just look and enjoy


Sausage


Harrods window display


Window display decoration


Back to the underground.... go home..


Next day...hmm... I think I'll go watch some ballet


The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum


From Leicester square can walk to Covent Garden....


Nice big giant balls with disco ball spinning around...


Can eat here...


Giant christmas tree


Next day.. walk around in St James Park


Near Buckingham palace


Home for the ducks


More birds to feed


Memorial


Photo photo... many many tourist


Demonstration...


Gates


Walking around exploring some neighbourhood


Walk walk walk


Mayfair


Must be Gordan Ramsay restaurant


Come out Oxford Street.... today is Christmas Eve


Last minute shoppers and tourist


Spiderman web at Regent Street


Picadilly circus..


Dinner ... turkey and pasta and wine


and strawberries


Boxing day, underground strike..so walking around... Kings Cross station


On the way to Angie's house.... from Charring Cross to Petts Wood


About 8 pounds for return ticket


Arrive at Petts wood


Angie and Zoe


Have some snacks


Lunch... bbq sauce spare ribs, dumplings and wan tan mee


Next day, come out at Tower Bridge station


Close up of bridge


Walk to the other side... nice shiny office buildings


Some other tour..


Big English Breakfast set.... + coffee.... business quiet... got 10% discount....


Oh wow... this is The Monument
Build between 1671 to 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London


Spiral staircase ... 311 steps... can get certificate also...


360 view


Me again


Can see St Pauls over there


Ok, decided to take a train to Stratford.. angie said there is a new shopping mall here


Can take another train to Romford to visit uncle but another day


Olympic souvenirs


That's the site for the olympics


Westfield shopping mall at Stratford


Jamie Oliver's restaurant


Inside


Ok, back to city.. walking to Regents Park


Walk walk walk walk walk


Ok reach the park... some more ducks


Rose garden


No leaves but many roses


Fountain


This is the grocery shop where we buy our food


This is the caledonian road train station


Visiting uncle Ben at his office in Romford


Mini computer lab


Infront of romford station


Uncle Ben's favourite chinese restaurant... been eating here since it was opened 15 years ago..


Vege, fried rice and fish


Nice fish


Regular customer


Been in England for 2 weeks and last day only visit him.. hehehe..


Back on the train


Uncle Ben recommend visiting St. Pauls


Ok at St Pauls Cathedral now and there are people camping here to do demonstration


Going againts the government


Big outdoor christmas tree...


Walking on the Millenium Bridge


Ok walk walking


Borough Market ... near London Bridge station


Food


Coffee


Pies


Ok back to the train station


Some shiny buildings


Disco ball christmas tree


Last night in London... walking near Picadilly circus


M&Ms world


Everything M&Ms


So many colours M&Ms


Next day... some biscuits... been eating alot of digestive biscuits with chocolate


Breakfast at a cafe


Arsenal stadium nearby


Flat ... bye bye


Take train to airport... Terminal 4


Qatar Airways, transit in Doha


Wait 13 hours.... hot desert sun in the afternoon


zzzzzz ....


Free area to take a nap.. with security guard to jaga your bags
just submit your boarding pass. A++ for Qatar Airlines 5 star service!

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