jn82’s Epic Adventure

Day 1 [30 Jan 09] – London

Posted in London by jn82 on January 30, 2009

So the day finally arrived, and the trip I have been awaiting and planning since August 2008 has started. Flew to London via Bangkok on Thai International, as they had a pretty competitive price and accrued Star Alliance miles. For the sake of not boring those who are not interested in the details of plane travel, the full trip report on the SIN-BKK and BKK-LHR flights can be found on my SQTalk posting here.

Got into Terminal 1 and took an hour long tube ride for £4 from Heathrow 1,2,3 to Farringdon where R stays, and reached her place at 9am. Rested for a while and then went out to have some lunch and check out the Tate Modern.

Entry to the museum was free, although there were boxes with requests for donations at every entry point. Now modern art is not really my thing, but I decided to give it a go as R suggested it, and it was also in the LP guide. It was an interesting experience to say the least, although I did not get 99.9% of the exhibits which were on display. Below are just two of the more normal pieces.

Apple core art.

Apple Core Art

Dino, awwww…


Some beds perhaps.


After a couple of hours at the museum, I decided to check out the nearby Shakespere’s Globe Theatre. Now this was a place I knew as I think I read about it in secondary school before. Concession entry fee was £8.50 with my ISIC student card, heh. This covered a 30 minute long tour of the actual theatre with bits of history thrown in by the very experienced guide Val, and also full access to the exhibit section which covered the history of the globe theatre, costumes, music, etc etc.

Inside the globe theatre.

Inside the globe theatre

Queen Elizabeth’s box when she visited the globe (painted box on the right).

QEII's box

Exterior of Shakespere’s Globe.

Exterior of Shakespere's Globe

You can’t make this stuff up.


After a long day out, had a late dinner with R, A and J at Madcalf and came back after. Link to full gallery of today’s pictures available here.


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  1. Joanne said, on February 1, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Eww that is disgusting! Well good to know that you’ve picked up useful ‘travel’ tips. 😉

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