Kiersten Rowland

Adventures, Travel & Photography

A weekend trip to London

26 September 2010

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At the end of August we decided to go to Wembley to watch the rugby league Challenge Cup because Leeds Rhinos had got through to the final. We arrived in London early on Friday morning and spent the day sight seeing and visiting the outdoor shops. Believe it or not we even saw Sam Pepper from Big Brother 11. At one point we ended up in the Westminster financial area of London and were suprised by all the negative symbolism, everywhere was gold on black, Barclays bank and even McDonalds had changed their sign colours to fit in with the area. We spent the night in a 5* hotel for 90 pounds, wow how the other half live!

Me with Queen Victoria and Buckingham Palace behind
Me with Queen Victoria and Buckingham Palace behind
Sam Pepper from Big Brother 11
Sam Pepper from Big Brother 11
Why such big doors?? Richard stood showing the size of some doors at St Pauls Cathedral
Why such big doors?? Richard stood showing the size of some doors at St Pauls Cathedral
The McDonalds sign showing gold on black rather than the normal sign
The McDonalds sign showing gold on black rather than the normal sign

On Saturday we met up with Richards brother in a pub, who had also come down to watch Leeds Rhinos at Wembley. After numerous drinks were consumed we all headed off to Wembley. What a fantastic place the new Wembley is. Very easy access, very easy entry to the grounds, plenty of services. Sadly Leeds lost, in fact Leeds got stuffed.

Wembley
Wembley
Leeds Rhinos team warming up before the game
Leeds Rhinos team warming up before the game
The final score
The final score
This picture of Ronnie the Rhino sums up how everyone was feeling
This picture of Ronnie the Rhino sums up how everyone was feeling

After the game we headed into the china town area to get something to eat and then headed back to Gatwick airport. Some friends, David and Anna, had mentioned to us that there is a hotel within the airport where you can pay by the hour for a room. The Yotel is an excellent idea and it enabled us to have a few hours sleep before our flight back home to Spain.

Our single cabin in the Yotel
Our single cabin in the Yotel

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