Sunday, September 30, 2012

Off to Hogwarts :)

After a long bus ride, we made it back to Birmingham. Our weekend in London was fantastic. There is so much to do and see in the city that we could have spent the entire semester living there and still probably not have seen it all.

Although we didn't catch any shows this trip, I'm hoping to before we leave for Christmas. We spent the weekend exploring lots of different neighborhoods, including the famous history sites, giant outdoor markets, and fantastic shopping on Oxford street.

We purchased day passes for the underground so that we could quickly move around the city and see a lot of different areas in a short amount of time. We also saw a lot of train stations!

Today we went to King's Cross station to find Platform 9 3/4. Although it isn't actually a platform (only a sign near the entrance of the station) it's still really cool! We took some fun photos and had a look through their HP themed bookshop.

We also took a stroll though the Sunday markets near Brick Lane. When you add up all the different markets in the area there had to be several square miles of vendors!

Last night we were able to meet up with a couple friends who live in London. Next time we will know to make a much more definite meeting point, as Hyde Park is massive. MASSIVE, but beautiful! I wanted to ride horses through it but I'm sure it was too expensive.

Great weekend, I hope we get to go again near Christmas season when everything is decorated! I think I could live in London, except for how expensive it is. I love the extensive public transport and sheer volume of culture and activity in the city.

Party Pics!


  1. Just remember, while they filmed part of Oxford to use in the Harry Potter movies, when J.K. Rowling applied to go to Oxford as a student decades ago, she didn't get in!

  2. Good point! I'm considering buying her new book on Kindle, but I'm waiting to see a few more reviews.

  3. Grab the hardback! A first British edition! Me, I'm waiting for it to show up used (But Dillon's is selling it at 20% off!)