A friend is visiting me over the weekend. They caught the earliest possible flight so we had some time in the morning and all afternoon to explore London before heading to my apartment. And so we got off the tube at Hyde Park Corner and made our way to the city centre, to Buckingham Palace, where we were lucky and could see some parts of the change of the guards, further through St. James Park to Westminster Abbey and House of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, London Eye and finally Covent Garden where we got back on the tube.
There are just 3 kilometres between these two subway stops and yet we managed a few thousand steps and needed more than 6 hours. There were just so many detours and so much to see. The weather also turned out to be sunnier than expected. On the spur of the moment, we booked the London Eye. That was also my first time, so far the entrance fee repelled me, however the view was worth it and there were only seven of us in a cabin, which meant that you could move around freely. It was a good day and we were glad to finally be home.