This is day 3 of my London Trip. I had a bit more of a chilled day as day 2 was so busy! Read on to find out what I did. 🙂
The London Aquarium.
I mentioned that I was off to The London aquarium on day 2’s post however I didn’t get time that day, so I went on day 3. I must admit, this was the attraction I was least looking forward to, as I read some of the reviews of this place but I went in with an open mind.
I had had fast track tickets that came with the package I had, so it didn’t take long to get in, but I watched the queue for non fast trackers, and that was moving fairly steady. Now there were 3 floors of fish from different areas around the world, this included shark tanks as well that you could walk under and you can also feed some of the fish. The talks were fairly good and factual however I couldn’t help but feel a bit disappointed.
Since the last time I had been there, it has improved a lot, they now have penguins which I found was the best part, but there isn’t a lot of variety. If I had paid this full price I wouldn’t of been happy, as I don’t think my experience matched up to the cost of a ticket, however saying all this, the person I went with really enjoyed it, so I guess it’s what expectations you have on it. I would give this 3.5/5, I did like it, but like I said it needs more variety and I think by bringing the penguins as a part of the aquarium, is a good step forward.
We decided to do a bit of sightseeing that day so we went to see Buckingham Palace, which is just something you have to do when you go to London. We also went to see Big Ben, The Shard, London Bridge and The Tower Of London. I would really recommend going up The Shard, as the view is suppose to be fantastic and it has a few restaurants and things in there too. Unfortunately I didn’t get to go up there this time, however I will be paying a visit sometime in the near future.
The Tower Of London was also really good, as we went around the time when all the poppies to remember the people in the war were there. I definitely recommend a day of just taking it easy, and doing some sightseeing as you get great pictures, but also you don’t want too many days of being busy, because you will end up tiring yourself out.
London Ghost Tour
This was probably one of the highlights of my trip, it was just so fascinating. The tour lasted about 3 hours and you learn about the many ghosts of London and some really interesting history. The guy made it though. He was a really good tour guide, loud so everyone could hear and rather funny. There was only about 10 of us in our group, which was nice because you got to ask him questions etc.
He told us about The ghost of The Tower Of London and the tree of doom, it was really really good, reasonably priced, if not underpriced and a lot better than what I thought it was going to be. I’m now currently looking at there other tours that they do as well. 5/5 from me.