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Saturday, 16 August 2008

CCK Visits London

Date: 18 May 2008

CCK came down south to London from Sunderland by coach to visit me. I actually forgotten how many days had he came down as I only actually accompany him to come out for a day as I was working back then. It was Sunday. I brought him around London to visit various places and did crazy stuff.

At first we went to Brick Lane which I thought should be nice to show him but in the end he didn't really liked it so I cancelled my plans to bring him to Borough Market. I brought him to the O2 then the fun begins. I didn't actually took photos for the journey we walk from O2. At first I thought it was not far to walk from O2 to Cutty Sark but in the end we keep on walking according to the sign boards at the side of River Thames for more than 2 hours!! Passing by old docks, smelly factories, streets and etc we finally reached Cutty Sark, we went down to the under river passage to walk across River Thames and took DLR to Central London. Weather that day was not fabulous as it was cloudy and drips were falling all the way when we were walking.

Anyway, reaching Central London, CCK wanted to visit 30, St. Mary Axe a.k.a. The Gherkin, which is one of the landmark in London.
It is a commercial building which is very expensive to rent and the companies in it are all very big organisations.


It was so quiet at that area as that day was Sunday. Some visitors were around there as well visiting this marvelous architecture.
Just around the corner, there is the other special building, Lloyds Tower. It really does look like a factory but in fact it is an office building. As far as I know Lloyds is a big souvenirs company and there is one small shop at the building.

And just down there a bit is the Leadenhall Market which is featured (if not mistaken) in Harry Potter movie.



After visiting Gherkin, I brought CCK towards London Stock Exchange (LSE) at St. Pauls Cathedral which he really really wanna see. I didn't took any photos of LSE myself, so, can't show here. We went towards the cathedral at the back of LSE.

Just down the cathedral, we walked towards the Millennium Footbridge.
It is headed towards south bank which the Tate Modern with the tower is situated. From south bank, St. Paul's Cathedral looks stunning.
Continuing our walk at south bank, we walk towards Big Ben to end our day out...
This place is quite famous among the skaters...

I definitely like this photo. It's well taken with the Parliament House as the background.

After that day, CCK didn't really had a good time as I didn't have time to accompany him and he went out alone, with long and tiring journeys, so he decide to go back to Sunderland 2 days later. Then, I decided to visit him that weekend.... which will be mentioned in the next post... stay tuned...

7 comments:

clement said...

do u know that 30 st mary axe... was inspired by lanjiao in the initial design? it was the world's biggest till last year.. he eh

KitKat said...

There used to be Malaysians selling kuih at the Leadenhall market on Sundays, dunno now still gt or not...

Jeremy said...

hahaha... Clement where did u get that... wtf... hahaha.... so biggest till last year now which one biggest?

well, kitkat, I went there at Sunday late afternoon so not sure... hehe... u can see it's like ghost town in the pic... hehe... i heard some malaysian say around Watford area got a place which serves malaysian food hawker style... call oriental something... hmm... but its too far though.. hehe...

KitKat said...

The Llyod's Tower looks like it's a part of KLCC bitten off by Godzilla.

Jeremy said...

hahahaha.... top bitten off? hehehe...

clement said...

from one of the architectural digest.. they dun use lanjiao lah there... instead phallus. when are you comin back?

Jeremy said...

haha.. okkk... well, when i arrive home u'll know la... hehe..