We woke up super early to get breakfast at McDonald’s and we called an uber to take us to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. We could technically take public transportation there but we had to get there at 10AM and we were worried we might get lost. The ride was about 40 min and costed about 88 Pounds (~$138 USD).
Being a Harry Potter fan, going on this self guided tour feels like a dream come true. Everything in there brought all the memories I had of watching the movies and reading the books to life.
After being surrounded with magic for about 1.5 hours, we ended up at the gift shop at the end of the tour. And of course we had to get ourselves wands after visiting the studio! I got myself Hermione’s and coincidentally my friends got Harry’s and Ron’s.
Since we were in no rush to go back to London, we took the shuttle bus from the studio to the Watford train station. From there we took the train to Euston and then switch to the Underground to Green Park.
Once we got off the Underground, we walked through Green Park to go to Buckingham Palace.
We were pretty hungry at this point and so we were down to eat at any place that we saw, which turned out to be the Royal Quarter Cafe:
I got myself an egg benedict with hollandaise sauce and surprisingly it was better than I expected. After eating the food in London on my study abroad trip, I had low expectation for the flavors of the food here. But so far I haven’t been disappointed!
After resting up, we decided to hit up more tourist spots near the area. From our location, we were close to the Big Ben and the London Eye. When we were purchasing tickets for the London Eye, we did a package where it was buy two get one free. So we got tickets for the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, and the London Dungeon (as recommended by the ticket lady versus the Sea Life Aquarium).
Since the London Dungeon had specific show times, we went there first. I am a scaredy cat and I was kind of scared of what this dungeon show is. Supposedly it is some tour that shows you the history of London with very dramatic casts, effect, and staging. In the very beginning there was a water ride and it seemed like Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland but after we got off it turned out to be a 90 minute tour of going different themed rooms that told a part of London’s history through acting and special effects. At the end there was a trill ride that drops you down a certain height very fast, but I passed on that and took the “freedom door” instead.
Next, we went on the London Eye to take a break from all the walking in the dungeon:
We ended the night with some good chinese food at Four Seasons, known for their roast ducks.