London 2012: An Olympic Experience

I just had to put this in here. When you live just around 50 miles from the Olympics you cannot NOT go. It is an experience to be had. And I was determined to go. I mean why wouldn’t you? (All the reasons I can think of aside.) If you want to do the same: it is not too late and if you can get to London relatively easily – it is worth a shot!

The Olympic venue

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A London Date

Anyone likes to be taken out on a date – especially when it is to London. Here is a sample day out in Europe’s Largest City. Continue reading

The British Musem

How to get there and back – train & underground; £14.50 (with railcard)
How long it takes – You should spend a couple of hours there
How much I paid – ca. £20 (with food)
Where to stay – N/A
Where to eat – not necessary; but find suggestions below or bring your own
What to do and see – various treasures of the world; look online to see what’s on

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English National Opera

How to get there and back – train & underground; £14.50 (with railcard)
How long it takes – An evening
How much I paid – £20 (for the show only); £ca. 40 (all inclusive)
Where to stay – N/A
Where to eat – not necessary; but find suggestions below
What to do and see – show of the night; look online to see what’s on

THE ENO

The English National Opera (ENO) is an opera company based in London, resident at the London Coliseum next to Trafalgar Square. It is one of the two principal opera companies in London along with the Royal Opera. Their productions are sung in English and travel to more than 20 international opera houses. At the same time the London Coliseum is the location to see many international productions as well as the English National Ballet and other international ballet companies. Their programme is versatile and reaches from the very classical to the modern.

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First trip to London

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How to get there and back – by Train to London Kings Cross or Liverpool street for £14.50 with a 16-25 Railcard

How long it takes – a Daytrip

How much I paid  ~£50 

Where to stayN/A

Where to eat 

Lunch (on the Southbank) Skylon – two courses from the sunday Lunch Menu for £25.50 Otherwise try the chains Giraffe or Yo Sushi (qualifies for NUS discount)

Dinner (in Chinatown) Little Lamb – Chinese: cheap and great Or New FookLam Moon – Malayisian goodness for small pockets

What to do and see – see below

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