On Thursday 23rd March 2017 two members of staff and two students set off from Runcorn Station on an overnight sightseeing trip to London.  We got the 11:00am train direct to Euston and after a pleasant, relaxing journey we arrived at 1pm all prepared for our first day of activities and a little bit of shopping.

We walked from London Euston to Euston Square and took our first of many tube rides to Baker Street. It was here that we had our first stop at the world famous Madame Tussaud’s.  It was fantastic, and after a 4D Marvel cinema show, a Star Wars Exhibition and spending the afternoon with everyone from Gandhi to Lady Gaga we decided it was time to head to Covent Garden to check into our hotel before a little bit of retail therapy!

We put our luggage in and headed out to explore one of the most stylish and eclectic areas of London, and Covent Garden didn’t disappoint! With street entertainers, magicians, artists and every shop from Marks and Spencer to Christian Dior a great time was had by all. From here we headed to Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and finally Oxford Street for some serious shopping! We finally called it a day with a lovely traditional cockney meal of Pie and Mash and retired to our hotel after a very busy but fun filled day for a restful night’s sleep.

An early rise and a hearty breakfast prepared us for our next day’s adventures. We decided to spend the morning wandering around Jubilee Market before taking a traditional London bus ride to Waterloo station.  Our first tourist spot that day was The London Dungeon’s! We loved it! The perfect mix of history, fun and just a little bit scary a great time was had by all! A little spot of lunch was needed before our stroll along the Embankment to board The London Eye.  Despite a couple of members of our party being a bit dubious about heights, everyone enjoyed looking at Buckingham Palace and The Shard amongst many other landmarks, it’s fair to say we took lots of selfie’s.  After our ride we took a walk over Westminster Bridge to see Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament, we also paid our respects following the recent Terror Attacks.

We then took the tube to London Euston where we went for a lovely final meal together. Then the only thing left to do (after a small delay) was to get the train home exhausted, but happy.

Mrs Rachael Hitchman