Went to the London Zoo! Took the tube to Camden and walked up there. Perfect weather. It’s been so sunny. I was there early-ish so for a good hour or so I wasn’t bugged by other people. Which meant I could take pictures of pigs and meerkats and giraffes!
I also went to the National Gallery and got lost. It doesn’t help that every room has religious paintings in it and all have multiple entrances. I constantly went around in circles. Very beautiful works, but damn, did they really need all those images of Jesus?
Outside the Gallery, on the steps of Trafalgar Square, there was a massive squad (over a hundred or so) of football supporters. I don’t know who they were but they were in red and white. They were all chanting in something that didn’t sound English and were surrounded by police. They were attracting quite a crowd, including one homeless dude who ambled up, stared for a bit, then started chanting back at them.
Went to HMV to buy CDs (I needed new music for the new iPod touch I bought…) then took the train back to Leighton Buzzard. The walk to Euston Station was terrible. Everything felt heavier (probably because I had new things) and the heat just made it uncomfortable. I sure was glad to be on that train.
I think London was a success. It’s a beautiful city. It’s very busy but didn’t get too bad outside of the rush hours. And people don’t know how to walk without getting in other peoples’ way. But I really do like it. I just wish that they didn’t have so many H&M stores in Oxford St. The store’s good (I got my gloves from there, as well as my new bag), but do they need 3 stores in 3 minutes walking distance of each other? I tried using one as a waypoint and the other two baffled me. I ended up walking in the wrong direction for ten minutes because of that.