Sunday, 28 February 2010

London

So I'm in London. Myself and Mr Dishington came on Friday and are leaving on Monday after what will have been a long and strange weekend of London-ness. First things first, I wish I was rich. We discovered why cheap hotels are cheap and found flats which cost more money to rent a month than we earn in a year. Depressing.

Hammersmith is a nice place though, I like that the Apollo is so close and we're even going to a comedy gig at the Lyric tonight with Richard Herring. Well, not with him as such but... Also, big fan of the tube. Have been on it so much in the past few days, I quite fancy a tea towel with it on. It's so efficient and quick, although everyone on it clearly hates eachother if not themselves as well.

London as a whole (although I think including places like Stratford in London is pushing it a bit) has to be one of the least friendly places I've ever been. Granted, people are busy but nobody says please or thank you, and everyone tends to look startled if you do. I don't like that. If we ever asked anyone for help or directions or anything, they treated us a bit like crap. Even shop assistants were unfriendly. Is everyone in the Greater London area just really unhappy? I never really thought about it but people in Lincoln and Wakefield and Leeds are a lot... Nicer? Maybe happier? I don't know.

Enough London bashing though, the actual city is beautiful. We went through what I'm assuming is the business district on Saturday and weirdly everything was completely deserted. Absolutely stunning, I love the buildings and how The Monument is randomly hidden around a corner. We also went to Westminster and saw the houses of parliament which was brilliant as well. And found a vegetarian restaurant which appeared to serve hedgehog. So swings and roundabouts, but central London is lovely (and Harrods food court is amazing!) and weirdly, I have never felt more northern in my life.

Here is a rubbish picture of Big Ben, a statue, a tree and a building:)





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Location:Overstone Rd,Hammersmith,United Kingdom

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