Our day in London with Brazilian social media influencer
Luba is a young social media influencer from Brazil and LearnEnglishIn is happy to follow his journey across England, where he will visit two amazing language schools. If you ever wondered what is it like to learn English in the UK, stay tuned and you will learn more not only about these language schools and their locations – Newcastle and Liverpool, and a day in London of course because that’s where Luba landed and where the tour began.
Day 1: London
Today we begin our first day of travel in London. Sunshine and blue skies have welcomed Luba. The city looks amazing!
Early in the morning, we took the famous “tube” from Waterloo to London Bridge station. ‘Tube’ is what the subway/metro is called in London. It is also sometimes referred to as ‘the Underground’.
Our first stop: Borough Market! One of the largest and oldest markets in London, with different types of food from all over the world. You can find a variety of snacks, cakes, homemade food and local pastries. We tried fresh oysters! Luba also had strawberry cheesecake which he loved.
Borough Market is open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM. Maybe it’s not in the top 3places to visit in London, but it’s definitely a place you should not miss.
Our second stop was the cool neighbourhood, Camden Town. To get there, we took the tube at London Bridge station, next to Borough Market, and got off at Camden Town station.
This neighbourhood, well known for its market and the alternative life of those who live here, is also the place where singer Amy Winehouse spent time while writing music. There are several pubs, dance clubs, plus gothic clothing stores and piercing and tattoo studios.
Camden Town market opens every day from 10 am to 6 pm and you will find really cool stuff for all styles and taste here.
Hamleys, Regent Street
After walking through Camden Town, we went to Central London on Regent Street to visit Hamleys, the largest toy store in the world.
In its 7 store floors, each dedicated to different kinds of toys. The British are so addicted to toys that even during World War II, while many shops closed … even with bombs falling on London, Hamleys was there, open and ready to spread some joy. To get to this magical store, we took the tube to Oxford Circus station.
The shop is open every day from Monday to Sunday at the following times: Monday to Friday from 10h to 21h, Saturday from 9h30 to 21h and Sunday from 12h to 18h.
We were jumping on and off the ‘Tube’ during the day and London’s tube is the city’s main public transport system … with 270 stations, it takes you almost everywhere.WOW! It can be hot in the summer so for shorter distances, just walk.
This was our day in London, there’s more to look forward to tomorrow…!
PS: If you have more time to kill in London and look for places to visit or things to do, check out some of our previous articles. We can guide you through Harry Potter filming locations in London and in the UK and we also reveal The best 5 food markets in London.
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