I haven't talked about it a lot on this blog, however, Disney has played a huge part in my life, from being very small. Whenever something has gone wrong in life or taken a bad turn, Disney has been a comfort for me. Since the age of even I've been visiting Disneyland Paris, whether this be with family or friends. This year, I visited during the Halloween season with my mam. This was her first Disney Halloween and I wanted to make sure she enjoyed every second of it.
Throughout November and probably at times during December, I will be sharing trip reports from Disneyland Paris Halloween season 2018. Starting with day one which really, was our day in London.
On Sunday 28th of October, my mam and I got a coach from Leeds at 8:30am which took us down to London Victoria. We arrived about lunch time and got the tube across to Kings Cross as we were staying in a hotel not too far from the station. As we were walking up to the hotel, we got caught in the heaviest hail storm I have seen for a very long time, so safe to say by the time we got to the hotel and checked in, we were soaked through. Our room was on the business floor, which was the very top floor. The lift only went up to floor four. Great, lugging suitcases up a flight of stairs. Our room was large and this was the view from the window, complete with a view of train lines; how at home I felt.
From the hotel, we got ourselves sorted and headed back to Kings Cross to get ourselves some tube tickets. We visited the Harry Potter shop in Kings Cross station and bought each other a couple of Chistmas presents. We then used the tube to get to Green Park so we could go see Buckingham Palace.
We then had a wander and just whichever way the wind took us. We went past the Royal Cavalry, Downing Street, the Cenotaph and the Women's War Memorial.
We saw Westminster Abbey and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, who I actually did a Project Manager course through at the beginning of the year. We stopped for lunch at a lovely little pub called The Silver Cross, who had a wonderful selection of Vegan food for me to choose from. It was nice to have a sit down in the warmth and have a drink. The pub is rather large but is such a cute place for some food and drink.
From Whitehall, we saw Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column, lots of West End theatres, we went to Leicester Square and then took a walk down by the Thames to the London Eye. We walked across Westminster bridge and then got the tube back to Kings Cross.
Once back at the hotel, we had a couple of drinks in the bar, watched the Strictly results (not on purpose, they were on the tv in the bar) and then went back to the room. We just chilled and watched The Hobbit before getting an early-ish night, ready to be up for our Eurostar the next day.
I love London, and I love being able to have a look at all the touristy things. Next year, we're planning on spending the weekend there so we have the Saturday and the Sunday to visit places and spend more time there.