Bamboo Forest in Japan

Had a vacation in Japan and taken some photographs while travelling at the Bamboo Forest. I would love to share these memories of my visit at that particular moments of my life. I sincerely hope you will also enjoy viewing these photographs as my memories started to flow back …

As the saying goes: A picture speaks a thousand words. So I hope to show all these beautiful scenery to allow everyone having a great time if ever been to this place.

As you could view these photos, there was pretty much of hiking during this trip but it was totally enjoyable and exciting to breath fresh air and beautiful scenery as the journey went.

That will be all for today in Bamboo Forest for Japan vacation. Hope you will too be enjoying if you go to Japan. Till the next time, we will update more journey with nice scenery in our travel.

If you had been to Japan, please do share your comments with us so we too can appreciate it. Thank you and do have a great day ahead.

Contact Tracing Mobile App By Singapore Government

With the wide spread of COVID-19 worldwide, we are indeed happy to see that Singapore Government has taken a further step to help with TraceTogether mobile app is the world’s first contact tracing app in order to enhance contact tracing efforts as to control the outbreak. As we learned that this TraceTogether app was developed by the Government Technology Agency which can easily downloadable by anyone using Singapore mobile number with Bluetooth function.

You will be required to give permission during the setup and also need to enable the Bluetooth function so that it will be able to detect other parties in close proximity which is 2 metres apart or up to 5 metres for at least 30 minutes. This information will be recorded and stored locally within the users’ phones for 21 days of the incubation period of the coronavirus. This will be a much better solution than relying on the memory of interviewees as it can be difficult to recall all contacts during a period of 14 days as well as those other strangers in the street that they do not have their information. As such, this app will be able to facilitate the process of contact tracing in a much better and faster way. At least it will also give us awareness of whether or not we had come in contact with those infected with COVID-19 without guessing if yes or no. This will actually help you to take all necessary action in advance to monitor your health regards to any sign of flu-like symptoms. As what we like to have this type of early detection to reduce much risk of spreading the virus and in return protecting our families and loved ones.

It is rest assured that no personal detail like names will be collected including user’s phone contact list or address book. As such, the app will only address who you are in contact with that maybe exposed to the virus. It will store the logs in the local users’ phone which will be encrypted. It means that logs do not contain user’s phone number but just a set of cryptographically generated temporary IDs. Therefore the logs will leave the owner’s phone only when the owner uses the app to send the information to the authorities as to help to facilitate contact tracing. Other safeguards which will be the app will only be active during the outbreaks and will cease when contact tracing ends. Then the app will prompt the users to deactivate the functionality.

This TraceTogether app can be downloaded via Google Play Store and the Apple App Store from your mobile phone. Just need to turn on your Bluetooth to be in operation without the need of Wifi or mobile data.

Thumb Up for this Initiative!

Beach Vacation

Once a while, we need to de-stress ourselves from work therefore planning a beach vacation will be a good idea. But the worst part of planning for beach vacation can be quite a task to decide for the destination to have your holidays. As you may know that there are many locations all over the world you can go like exploring those beaches in Hawaii or just having a relax sport in golf. Well, here will be some of the recommendation that maybe able to help you to decide where you want to have your relaxing holidays.

First choice will be the Hawaii resort where you can make use of your frequent flyer mileage for a good use and be on the island of Hawaii to enjoy the beach vacation. At the resort beach, you will be able to relax or swim in the ocean and have a game of golf and even to indulge yourself in one of those relaxing spa treatments to de-stress from work. You can indeed enjoy one of the best weather in the world in Hawaii thus making this to be one of your best selection to enjoy a relaxing beach holidays.

Or you can opt to go to Georgia beach and have a relaxing golf sport at the same time. It is one of the popular are in the East Coast, Cloister at the Sea Island in Georgia where it does provide you with 54 holes in championship golf with sandy beaches and a variety of stuffs you can be involved with.

Another recommendation will be the Oahu beach holidays resort for relaxing. You can book the hotel at Kahala Mandarin Oriental and you will be surprised with the kind of treatment you will be pampered like you never experience before. Over there, you can enjoy yourself with a good spa, learn how to scuba dive in class lessons or even go for a great swim with some dolphins. The location of this resort is conveniently within 15 minutes distance from Honolulu and Waikiki beach and you will definitely enjoy your moment.

A nice holidays vacation can also be going to the Virgin Islands. This is also one of the tourist’s spot in vacation destination as you simply can help yourself to enjoy those blue waters and sandy beaches. You can stay at either the Ritz Carlton or St. Thomas resorts which will give you the best offer as luxury hotels during your stay in Virgin Islands for a much more relaxing beach vacation.

Have you heard of the Half Moon Bay in California? It is just located in a distance of 30 minutes drive from San Francisco and at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay will be one of the best place you can have a quick beach holidays away from those hectic normal busy work life in the city. Yet you can have a choice to go to the luxury Beach Resort in Bermuda which will be only 2 hours away from the New York City. At Bermuda, this will be a great place to have a quisk and yet ideal holidays away from the East Coast area. At Ariel Sands resort, it offers you with 47 guest rooms that serves gourmet food while you enjoy those breathtaking views in the hotel.

You might want to enjoy some form of romantic vacation, then the choice of seclusion in Jasmica will just fit in your idea. At this place, it has unique rooms with a great splendid views of the Caribbean which includes gourmet cuisine with amazing beaches you can enjoy. At the Caves resort in Jamaica will simply provide you with the type of beach holidays mood that you have never experience before in your life. Some other people might prefer the Lakeside Resort in Georgia that will be close to Altanta Georgia as the Lake Lanier Islands provides a splendid golf course for all those golf lovers as well as a waterpark that comes with several water rides, slides and alot of the water attractions to allow everyone to enjoy their moments of vacation.

Lastly will be having your family vacation in Hawaii at the Kona Village Resort where it offers you will a numerous vacation options of activities which include snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, volleyball game, tennis, fishing, scuba diving, glass bottom boat tours as well as many other entertainment and food that covers your holidays vacation needs.

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Greenwich Village

Today we will spend a day taken at a leisurely pace to enjoy the beautiful views and wander around a museum.

Breakfast options:

  • Food purchased the night before
  • Macdonalds
  • Sushi from Wasabi
  • Doorstep

From Hotel to Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich DLR Station:

  • Total travel time is about 1 hour 2 mins.
  • From Hotel walk about 3 mins, 0.2 miles to Hammersmith Broadway
  • Take the District Upminster to Cannon Street Underground Station
  • Total travel time is about 27 mins (14 stops)
  • 11th Stop: Temple, 12th Stop: Blackfriars, 13th Stop: Mansion House
  • Alight at Cannon Street Underground Station and walk 4 mins to Bank Station DLR
  • Take the DLR Lewisham to Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich DLR Station
  • Total travel time is about 18 mins (10 stops)
  • 7th Stop: Crossharbour, 8th Stop: Mudchute DLR Station, 9th Stop: Island Gardens

We will visit the following:

  1. Cutty Sark
  2. Greenwich Market
  3. Greenwich Park (2 hours)
  4. Royal Observatory (2 hours 30 mins)
  5. National Maritime Museum, Free (2 hours )
  6. The Queen’s House
  7. The Painted Hall
  8. The Trafalgar

Stop 1 – Cutty Sark
Continue on with the river behind us, heading up Greenwich Church Street. From here turn left onto Turnpin Lane, boasting many fine houses dating back to the early 1800’s, into Greenwich Market

Stop 2 – Greenwich Market
Exit the market onto Nelson Road and turn left along King William Walk. Enter Greenwich Park and walk up the hill.

Stop 3 – Greenwich Park
Continue up the hill toward The Royal Observatory

Stop 4 – The Royal Observatory

  • Stand at the centre of world time and space, on the prime meridian of the globe. The Meridian line crosses the Observatory courtyard (entrance fee) and it also crosses Greenwich Park. We can see the line up close for free by going through the small gate to the right of the clock and the examples of British Weights and Measures on the wall next to the Observatory.
  • Trivia: To help people synchronize their clocks to Greenwich Mean Time, the Astronomer Royal in 1833, John Pond, had the time ball installed on top of the observatory. The ball drops daily at 1:00pm all year-round – so get our mobile phones and our watches ready!

Stop 5 – National Maritime Museum

Leave the Observatory and head back down the hill. Follow the marked paths and signs toward the National Maritime Museum

  • One of the highlights is the actual jacket that Nelson wore during the Battle of Trafalgar (allow for 2 hours).

Walk along the marked path towards The Queen’s House

Stop 6 – The Queen’s House

From here walk towards the river and turn right onto Romney Road. Then make a left onto Park Row and walk all the way down to The Painted Hall
Stop 7 – The Painted Hall

We can take part in their guided tours of the space or download their self-guided tour

Stop 8 – The Trafalgar
We could also have a look around the Old Royal Naval College ( Don’t miss the famous Painted Hall and Chapel (allow for 60 mins).

If you haven’t already had a spot of lunch, then we recommend walking into the historic town centre. Greenwich ( is a World Heritage Site that dates back hundreds of years, and there are plenty of old pubs in Greenwich.

When you’ve got some energy back, take a stroll up the hill in Greenwich Park (, for some fantastic views of the London skyline. Then check out the Royal Observatory ( The museum covers everything from time-keeping to astronomy, and there is a large planetarium on site with several shows a day (allow for 3 hours in total).

After dinner, slowly walk back to hotel to rest and recharge for next day activities.

National Maritime Museum (Free)

Opening Hours:  10:00am to 5:00pm (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing

Visiting hours are subject to change

Address:  Romney Road, Greenwich SE10 9NF

Tel:  Work 0208 312 6565

Ticket cost:  Adults free entry

Time required:  A typical visit to National Maritime Museum lasts 1½-2 hours (approx)

Web: (

Buses:  129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 386

London bus fares (http://www.londondrum/transport/bus-fares-ticket-prices.php)

Trains:  Cutty Sark ( DLR

The closest train station to National Maritime Museum is Cutty Sark (

London underground fares (http://www.londondrum/transport/train-fares-ticket-prices.php)

Some of the photographs taken in London.

Museums, Harrods, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

Day At The Museums, Harrods, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
Plan route:

  1. Victoria and Albert Museum (1 – 2 hours)
  2. Natural History Museum (2 – 3 hours)
  3. Science Museum (2 – 3 hours)
  4. Option A: Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens (1 hour 30 mins each) (Optional depending on time)
  5. Option B: Harrods
  6. Option C:

Breakfast options:

  • Food purchased the night before
  • Macdonalds
  • Sushi from Wasabi
  • Doorstep
    From Hotel to Victoria and Albert Museum:
  • Total travel time is about 19 mins.
  • From Hotel walk about 7 mins, 0.3 miles to Hammersmith Station
  • Take the Piccadilly Cockfosters from Hammersmith to South Kensington Station
  • Total travel time is about 8 mins (4 stops)
  • 1st Stop – Barons Court Station; 2nd Stop – Earl’s Court, 3rd Stop – Gloucester Road, 4th Stop – South Kensington
  • Alight at South Kensington Station
  • From South Kensington Station Walk about 4 min , 0.2 miles to Victoria and Albert Museum.

Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Estimated time to spend: 1 to 2 hours or less.

Lunch options:
Option A: At any of the cafes or
Option B: Bring our own food to be eaten at dedicated picnic areas in the Museum: the Picnic Terrace on Level -1, and outside Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery on Level 3.
Natural History Museum

  • Estimated time to spend: 2 to 3 hours or more

Must See:

  • “Dippy” a 32 meter long replica of a Diplodocus Carnegii skeleton
  • In the Large Mammals Hall you can see the skeleton and model of a blue whale which is 25 meters long.
  • Another giant is Archie, an 8 meter long giant squid caught off the Falkland Islands in 2004.
  • The Treasures in the Cadogan Gallery is a collection of 22 of the most unusual exhibits in the museum like the fossils of dinosaur teeth; the Emperor Penguin Egg which was brought back from the Antarctic by Captain Scott; a first edition of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and the intricately carved 17th century Hans Sloan’s Pautilus Shell.

To See:
Earth Galleries: Rocks and minerals

  • Look out for the genuine pieces of moon rock and fossils – which our ancestors believed to be the weapons of Zeus
  • Models of volcanoes erupting and tectonic simulators let you experience the sensations first-hand, and there’s also a mock-up of a Japanese supermarket during the 1995 Kobe earthquake, so you can feel the ground shivering and shaking as the power is unleashed.

Earth’s Treasury, where you can see real sapphires, diamonds, rocks and minerals… plus some lowly grains of sand
Science Museum

  • Estimated time to spend: 2 to 3 hours or more

Depending on time, we have 2 options:
Option 1 – Visit Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
Option 2 – Shopping at Harrods
Option 1: Walk to Royal Albert Hall
Option 2: Take Bus 360 from South Kensington Museums (Stop K) to Royal Albert Hall (Stop RC). 3 mins non stop

Walk AROUND the Royal Albert Hall to the back, where you will see a wonderful statue of Prince Albert himself.
Royal Albert Hall – Take pix of The figure of Albert and The inscription that runs around the top of the Hall.
It’s free to simply walk around the entirety of the outside.

Albert Memorial – photo op

Kensington Palace (Paid), Kensington Gardens (Free) – look for the partially hidden statue of Peter Pan which is here as a reminder to the Boy who never grew up
Serpentine Galleries, Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
The Serpentine

Speaker’s Corner
Marble Arch
Go for Dinner nearby, if still not tired may do some shopping in Oxford Street.
To Buy from Harrods:

  • Harrods English Butterscotch Biscuits (Cookies) Price: £7.95
  • Harrods Coffee in an Exclusive Tin Price: £10.95

If time permits we may visit Harrods – the world’s most famous department store. You’ll find it a short walk down the Brompton Road (allow for 1 hour shopping time, or more if you use the restaurant).

May also visit nearby shops – Top Shop, Zara, Sainsbury’s Local
Dinner will be at nearby places.

  1. Leto
  2. McDonalds, Brompton Road
  3. Pizza Express
  4. Hawksmoor Knightsbridge
    2 Courses £25.00, 3 Courses £28.00 (Available for reservations made Monday – Thursday 12-6.30pm and Friday – Saturday 12.00-6.30pm, 10pm – 10.30pm)
    To try – sticky toffee pudding, dessert with chocolate and salted caramel

From Harrods to Hotel:

  • Total travel time is about 22 mins.
  • From Hotel walk about 5 mins, 0.2 miles to Knightsbridge Station
    Take the Piccadilly Heathrow Terminal 4 from Knightsbridge Station to Hammersmith Station
  • Total travel time is about 11 mins (5 stops)

From Hammersmith Station Walk about 6 min , 0.3 miles to Hotel.
After a satisfying steak dinner and shopping, slowly walk back to hotel to rest and recharge for next day activities.

Victoria & Albert Museum[FREE]

Opening Hours:  Sat-Thu 10:00am – 5:45 pm, Fri 10:00am – 10:00pm

Address:  Cromwell Rd., South Kensington, London

Tel:  020 7942-2000

The V&A Museum holds the world’s largest collection of decorative arts and design objects! Some of the over 4.5million pieces include music instruments or statues, relating to fashion or history, as well as a rotating collection of fantastic exhibitions. Our personal favourite, the “Britain” gallery with artefacts relating to the history of Britain includes an entire Jacobean room that has been rebuilt inside the Museum.

Science Museum [FREE]

Opening Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm

Address:  Exhibition Rd., South Kensington, London

Tel:  0870 870-4868

A family favourite, this museum offers a lot of hands-on exhibitions, creating an awesome interactive experience. From the world’s oldest steam locomotive, the first jet engine, and even an IMAX theatre showing science and nature documentaries, there is a lot to see here.

Natural History Museum [FREE]

Opening Hours:  10:00am – 5:50pm

Address:  Cromwell Rd., SW7, Southwest London

Tel:  020/7942-5000

The Natural History Museum is filled with fascinating pieces collected from all over the world: extinct animals, and even better a T-Rex dinosaur that moves while you stand in the shadow of the skeleton, a cutting of one of the largest trees in the world, and collections of spiders and butterflies. You can take a walk through the solar system or take a close look at the gemstone collection that rivals the Queen’s!

Royal Albert Hall

One of the most famous concert venues in Europe, the Royal Albert Hall opened to the public in 1871, and quickly became one of the most high-profile musical venues in the country, hosting more than 350 events every year. The Hall is named after its’ founder, Prince Albert (husband to Queen Victoria) who never lived to see the completion of the Hall, having died in 1861. Today the Hall holds various events including concerts, Cirque du Soleil performances, film premieres and the BRIT awards. It is possible to tour the Hall with a paid-for-guided-tour but it’s free to simply walk around the entirety of the outside.

The inscription that runs around the top of the Hall is a dedication that reads: This hall was erected for the advancement of the arts and sciences and works of industry of all nations in fulfilment with the intention of Albert Prince Consort. The site was purchased with the proceeds of the Great Exhibition of the year MDCCCLI. The first stone of the Hall was laid by Her Majesty Queen Victoria on the twentieth day of May MDCCCLXVII and it was opened by Her Majesty the Twenty Ninth of March in the year MDCCCLXXI. Thine O Lord is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty. For all that is in the heaven and in the earth is Thine. The wise and their works are in the hand of God. Glory by to God on high and on earth peace. …whew!

Walk AROUND the Royal Albert Hall to the back, where you will see a wonderful statue of Prince Albert himself. With the statue and the Hall behind you, go down the steps. Turn left onto PRINCE CONSORT RODE. Walk until you come onto EXHIBITION ROAD and turn RIGHT. This road will take you straight to the SCIENCE MUSEUM, THE V&A MUSEUM and THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM.

Albert Memorial

Commissioned by Queen Victoria as a tribute to her late husband, Prince Albert, the Albert Memorial was opened in 1872 by the Queen herself. The Memorial is 176 ft tall (54 m) and was built at a cost of £120,000 – which is the same as over £10 million today! It took ten years to complete the structure, which depicts a seated golden Prince Albert, under a canopy and surrounded by statues that represent the areas of the globe (Asia, Africa, America and Europe) as well as arts and sciences (agriculture, commerce, engineering, and manufacture). To provide a base for the gigantic statue, the gardens here were dug up and filled in with a series of stone and brick arches to support the Memorial, which was then covered up and relayed with grass, leaving no trace of the huge work that was undertaken here.

The figure of Albert is facing your next stop.

Kensington Palace (Paid)

Opening Hours:  Nov-Feb 10:00am – 4:00pm, March-Oct 10:00am – 6:00pm
Address: The Broad Walk, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London
Tel:  0844/482-7799

Admission: £19
Tube: Queensway, High Street Kensington


The side of the Palace facing the pond features a marble statue of Queen Victoria (actually carved by one of her daughters) who was born here on the 29th of May 1819. The Palace was built by King William III and his wife Queen Mary II in the 1680’s and much of the work seen today was completed by noted architect Sir Christopher Wren (who also designed St. Paul’s Cathedral).

In the 1990’s, Kensington Palace became home to Diana, Princess of Wales and her sons on her divorce from Prince Charles and it was here that Diana was living when she was killed in Paris on the 31st of August 1997. Many people will recognise the golden front gates of the Palace as the location for millions of flowers and tributes (reaching over 5ft deep) that were placed here shortly after her death.

On a happier note, it is here at Kensington Palace that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, live with their son, George (and soon-to-be baby number 2, as of writing). The palace is open to the public, but the quarters of the royal-couple are completely off-limits.

Once you have explored the grounds – or indeed the palace itself – position yourself with your back to the marble statue of Queen Victoria. Turn RIGHT and walk down the path you are standing on (THE BROAD WALK) until you get to the edge of the park. Turn LEFT and walk until you reach the ALBERT MEMORIAL and ROYAL ALBERT HALL.

Kensington Gardens (Free)
Visit Duration: 1 hour, 30 mins

Opening Hours:  6:00am – -dusk
Address:  Kensington, London

Tube: High Street Kensington, Lancaster Gate, Queensway, South Kensington Web:

Phone Number: 030 0061-2000

1.2 KM, 15 minutes walking from Hyde Park

The lovely Kensington Gardens which border with the Hyde Park well deserves a spot in any trip itinerary to London. Like the Hyde Park, the Kensington Gardens was also a royal garden and was later opened for the public. The Garden is somewhat more quiet than Hyde Park and less crowded. This piece of greenery is a perfect location for a stroll or picnic under the shades of the lovely trees.

Kensington Gardens’ most noteworthy view is the Kensington Palace which was the birthplace of the Queen Victoria and was the former residence of the Late Princess Diana.

While in the park, look for the partially hidden statue of Peter Pan which is here as a reminder to the Boy who never grew up. It was also the garden which was where the shooting of the film “Finding Neverland” featuring Johnny Depp as the famous J.M. Barrie had taken place. The park has been the location for many other films such as  Bridget Jones Diary, Edge of Reason, Wimbledon and many others.

Apart from being a film favorite location, Kensington Gardens is a nature lover’s perfect park. You will find swans swimming in the lakes and the beautiful Italian fountain garden in the midst of the garden. Kensington Garden is considered to be more formal than the Hyde Park as it is only open during the day. This garden is an excellent place for joggers, morning walkers and cyclists. On a fine day, you will even find many sunbathing or enjoying a picnic.

Serpentine Galleries Here are two contemporary art galleries, located a short walk from one another. Both museums are free and have a constantly-changing schedule of various pieces and exhibitions, both inside and outside their buildings. The original Serpentine Gallery was established in 1970 and has held works by people like Andy Warhol, Gustav Metzger, Jeff Koons, Man Ray, etc.  Read our post on free London museums and galleries.

The second gallery was opened in 2013 and is located inside a former gunpowder store from 1805.

Continue walking through the park in a north western direction. You will soon come to the Round Bond, and just beyond this pond is KENSINGTON PALACE.

The Serpentine

Created by Queen Caroline of Ansbach, wife to King George II in 1730, this beautiful recreational lake has a surface area of 16.2 hectares and marks the boundary between Hyde Park and Kensington Garden. The Serpentine today is visited by the public who come here to feed birds, take pleasure boats along the water, or even swim in the summer months. During the London Olympics, the Serpentine was the venue for the men and women’s triathlon and marathon swimming events. Think about grabbing a drink at the cafe here and enjoy your walk along the water!

Keep heading west along the water until you get to CARRIAGE DRIVE, which will allow you to cross the water. Turn LEFT onto the bridge, then make a RIGHT when you see the SERPENTINE GALLERIES.

Speaker’s Corner

This north-easy point of Hyde Park has been a popular place for public speaking since the 1800’s. Any member of the public can speak here, however, police can intervene if the speech is said to be “unlawful” or “profane.” Today, most speakers here are preaching on religious and political matters, both topics having actually caused riots to break out here in decades gone past. Notable Speaker’s Corner orators include Vladmir Lenin, George Orwell, and Karl Marx, just to name a few.

Follow one of the paths through Hyde Park – keeping an eye on posted maps as you go to keep you in a southwest direction. Soon you will come to THE SERPENTINE.

Marble Arch

Built in 1827 by esteemed architect Sir John Nash (who also laid out Regent’s Street), the Marble Arch was originally supposed to be an entrance to Buckingham Palace, and it was first placed outside the Palace when it was constructed – where the famous balcony at the East Front of the Palace is today. In 1851, Buckingham Palace was expanded and the arch was moved to its current location. Traditionally, only members of the Royal Family and the Royal Horse Artillery are allowed to pass under the Arch!

Leave the Marble Arch Roundabout and into the park. Cross over CUMBERLAND GATE and come to the corner of HYDE PARK. As soon as you enter, you will be standing at SPEAKERS CORNER.

Here are some photographs taken in London.

Night at the Museum

Breakfast options:

  • Food purchased the night before
  • Macdonalds
  • Sushi from Wasabi

Plan route:

  • Little Venice
  • British Museum – Fridays the museum is open until 8.30pm. Plan to stay: 2-3 hours
  • Sir John Soane museum
  • Saint George Bloomsbury (Church)

Option 1:
From Hotel to Little Venice:

  • Total travel time is about 24 mins.
  • From Hotel take bus to Hammersmith Station, stop Hammersmith (Stop W)
  • From Hotel walk about 5 mins, 0.2 miles to Hammersmith Station (not Broadway)
  • Take the Hammersmith & City Barking to Paddington Station
  • Total travel time is about 12 mins (8 stops)
  • 5th Stop: Ladbroke Grove Station, 6th Stop: Westbourne Park, 7th Stop: Royal Oak
  • Alight at Paddington Station and walk 2 mins to Paddington Station
  • Take the Bakerloo Queen’s Park to Warwick Avenue Station
  • Total travel time is about 1 min (nonstop)
  • Alight at Warwick Avenue Station and walk 2 mins, 0.2 miles to Little Venice
  • Exit Station and walk following the traffic on Warwick Avenue
  • Turn Right on Warwick Avenue and walk following the traffic.
  • Turn Left on Warwick Avenue and walk against the traffic till Warwick Place
  • Continue walking on Warwick Place till Bloomfield Road, then turn Left
  • Follow the road, then turn right on Westbourne Terrace Road.

Option 2:
From Hotel to Little Venice:

  • Total travel time is about 27 mins.
  • From Hotel take bus to Hammersmith Station, stop Hammersmith (Stop W)
  • From Hotel walk about 5 mins, 0.2 miles to Hammersmith Station (not Broadway)
  • Take the Circle King’s Cross to Royal Oak Station
  • Total travel time is about 10 mins (7 stops)
  • 4th Stop: Latimer Road Station, 5th Stop: Ladbroke Grove Station, 6th Stop: Westbourne Park

Alight at Royal Oak Station and walk 12 mins, 0.6 miles to Little Venice

  • Exit Station and walk against the traffic on Lord Hills Bridge/B411 toward Harrow Rd/A404
  • Turn left onto Harrow Rd/A404 onto Bourne Terrace
  • Continue straight onto Bourne Terrace
  • Turn left onto Chichester Rd
  • Turn right onto Delamere Terrace
  • Turn left at Westbourne Terrace Rd

(A) Little Venice: Walk southeast along Warwick Avenue towards Little Venice. The canal intersects with Warwick Avenue and so you should see the canal running below the road on your left and right. Start by turning right and walking on the sidewalk until you come to the stairs leading down to the towpath. Walk down to the towpath and around this circular bit of Little Venice to see some of the most famous boats in the area. There are many businesses that operate out of canal boats such as the Floating Boater Cafe, Waterside Cafe, or the Puppet Theatre Barge!

(B) Rembrandt Gardens: Adjacent to Little Venice are the Rembrandt Gardens. 5000 tulips and 500 hyacinths were donated to the formerly named Warwick Gardens to mark the 700th birthday of the City of Amsterdam. The name of the ornamental gardens was then changed to celebrate the gift.If you fancy a quick walk around, head back up to the sidewalk to have a look before continuing down along the towpath.

(C) The heart of Little Venice: The stretch of canal located on the other side of Warwick Street is the most famous bit of Little Venice. As each boat is someone’s home, they vary immensely in terms of colour and style.

(D) Cafe LaVille: Continue east along the canal towards Regent’s Park. If you’re in need of a drink or snack, pop into this small cafe which has beautiful views of the canal as it is located directly above the water.

Lunch will be at Paddington station burger king or macDonald’s
Take to oxford underground – tottenham, lunch at flat iron

British Museum

  • To see The Rosetta Stone, Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessmen
    Daily eye-opener tours
    30-40 minute tours
    Throughout the day
    Meet at the relevant gallery

Please note: the Collecting the World tour meets outside Room 1

  • 11.00 Collecting the World, Room 2
  • 11.15 Roman Britain, Room 49
  • 11.30 Ancient Greece, Room 17
  • 11.45 Ancient Iraq, Room 56
  • 12.00 Africa, Room 24
  • 12.30 The Enlightenment Gallery, Room 1
  • 12.45 Mexico, Room 27
  • 14.15 World of Money, Room 68
  • 14.30 Ancient Egypt, Room 64
  • 14.45 Medieval Europe, Room 41
  • 15.15 Ancient Rome, Room 70
  • 15.45 Assyrian Reliefs, Room 6

Lunchtime gallery talks
45 minute talks with guest speaker or curator
Tuesdays–Fridays, 13.15
Spotlight tours
Friday evening spotlight tours
20 minute tours focussing on highlights
Every Friday evening

  • 17.00 & 17.30 The Parthenon
  • 18.30 & 19.00 The Enlightenment
  • 17.00 & 17.30 Rosetta Stone
  • 18.30 & 19.00 Death in ancient Egypt

After dinner, slowly walk back to hotel to rest and recharge for next day activities.


British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG


Selected galleries are open late Thu & Fri | Closed 1 January, Good Friday, 24, 25, 26 December


FREE | Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions.

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Address:  13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP

Opening times:  Wednesdays to Sundays, 10.00am – 17.00pm, Last entry at 16.30pm

Admission is free

Welcome to the historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane. At Soane’s request, the house has been left untouched since his death – almost 180 years ago.

Prepare for your visit with our amazing digital fly-through of the house ‘Explore Soane

Some of the photographs taken in London.

Warner Bros Studios Tour London The Making of Harry Potter

A wonderful place to visit and enjoy an entire day of seeing the behind the scene of Harry Potter special effects.

Breakfast options:

  • Food purchased the night before
  • Macdonalds
  • Sushi from Wasabi
  • Doorstep

After breakfast, we shall begin our 1 day adventure to Warner Bros. Studios Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter in Leavesden, southeastern England.

Take anytime from 12.30pm to 3pm tour
Estimated time to spend: 4 hours
Estimated travel time: 1.30 hours
Must leave hotel before 10.30am. Need to be in bus by 10.30am.
Last Tour 6.45pm
Closes at: 10pm

  • Experience your favorite Harry Potter scenes and characters as you explore independently
  • Walk through Diagon Alley, the Great Hall and other sets used in the films
  • See the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and pose for photos at Platform 9 ¾
  • Discover the actual props, costumes and special effects that made the movies so magical

From Hotel
walk to Iffley Road to take bus
27 to Kensington Station (Stop K) Chalk Farm,
6 stops away , 14 mins.
3rd stop: Latymer Court (Stop G),
4th stop: Brook Green (Stop H),
5th stop: North End Road (Stop J),
6th stop: Kensington Station (Stop K)
Walk 4 mins to Kensington (Olympia)

From Kensington (Olympia) take the Southern Milton Keynes Central, 30 min(4 stops) to Watford Junction. 1st stop: Shepherd’s Bush, 2nd stop: embley Central, 3rd stop: Harrow & Wealdstone, 4th stop: Watford Junction

Walk about 1 min , 276 ft to Watford Junction Railway Station
Walk to Watford Junction Railway Station (Stop 4) to take the coach (311 – Service run by Mullanys Coaches) to Harry Potter Studio. 15 mins travel time.
Need to pay cash.


Need to arrive 20 minutes earlier than booked time.

Collection of tickets are from the ticket windows or automated kiosks outside the main entrance!

The entrance is strictly via timed entry as per your ticket. They are really strict on it so do be punctual!

After dinner, slowly walk back to hotel to rest and recharge for next day activities.

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter allows you to walk around independently to see real sets used in the Harry Potter movies, including the Great Hall and Dumbledore’s office. Check out the storefronts of Flourish and Blotts, Ollivanders wand shop, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and Eeylops Owl Emporium as you explore Diagon Alley, pretending that Harry, Hermoine and Ron are right by your side.

Learn about the special effects and makeup that brought spells and beloved characters like Dobby to the screen, and see costumes and props used by the actors. Don’t-miss photo ops abound, so don’t forget to charge your camera!

Your experience ends at Platform 9 ¾ , where you can pose with a luggage cart as it disappears into the wall and enjoy an up-close view of the original Hogwarts Express train, whose 78-year-old engine billows steam. Then make the drive back to London to conclude your tour of the magic of moviemaking.

Some photographs taken at Studio.

I have taken more than 1000 photographs at the studio, it is too much to display here. You must go and visit to enjoy what I have seen there.