England, London Guide (B): Wandering around London in 72 Hours (Part I)

Wandering around London in 72 Hours (Part I)
I arrived to London on Wednesday evening (11 May). I stayed at a hotel at Norfolk square, Paddington so naturally the first thing I did in the morning was to visit the Paddington bear at the Paddington railway station (platform 1). I didn’t realize until the last evening that there was another statue of Paddington bear at the Norfolk square’s garden. Have you seen the Paddington bear movie? I remember going to the cinema with my husband on a Sunday morning in December a few years ago. We were the only adults there without the kids. Oops! Of course, the movie was based on a series of books written by Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum and other artists. The first book was published back in 1958 but Paddington bear’s popularity is still very strong today.

Paddington bear at the Paddington station

After taking some photos of the Paddington bear I hurried to buy an oyster card and to get on the appropriate tube line in order to be on time for my free visit to Sky Garden at the so called Walkie Talkie skyscraper in the City. The views are superb; especially the view of the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge and the City but you can only see a glimpse of the London Eye and the top of the Big Ben in the distance. But more about that in a separate post.

the view from the Sky garden

at the Sky garden-the Shard behind me

I enjoyed the great views of London and a delicious berry smoothie and then I intended to find the London Stone in Cannon street. The ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Wandering around London in 72 Hours (Part I)
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Sky garden   St Mary’s Aldermary   St Vedast alias Foster   Museum of London   St Dunstan-in-the-west church   Twinings   St Martin-in-the-Fields  
Author: Tanja Domijan Blasich
Read it on author's website: https://theredphoneboxtravels.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/wandering-around-london-in-72-hours-part-i/

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