Museums, Harrods, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens in London

Today’s plan will be visiting some of these places like Museums, Harrods, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

Had our breakfast at Sushi from Wasabi. Our route’s plan will be:

  1. Victoria and Albert Museum
  2. Natural History Museum
  3. Science Museum
  4. Harrods, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

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.

Next stop at the Natural History Museum, the things we must do will be going to:

  • “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.

Of course we must not miss the 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.

Our next stop was the Science Museum.

After all that walking, we stop for our lunch and dinner at 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)

We also try – sticky toffee pudding, dessert with chocolate and salted caramel

From Science Museum to Hawksmoor Knightsbridge:

  • Total travel time is about 7 mins.
  • From Science Museum walk about 5 mins, 0.2 miles to Victoria and Albert Museum (Stop M) Bus stop
  • Take the Bus 74 Baker Street to Brompton Square (Stop KW) Bus Stop
    • Total travel time is about 1 min (non stop)

Alight at Brompton Square (Stop KW) Bus Stop and  walk 2 mins, 0.1 miles to Hawksmoor Knightsbridge.  It is on the lane directly opposite the bus stop.

  • walk against the traffic on Brompton Road to the traffic junction.
  • Cross the traffic lights and walk against the traffic on Brompton Road
  • Turn right onto Yeoman’s Row
  • Destination will be on the left
Shopping at Harrods
After dinner we will visit Harrods – the world’s most famous department store for some shopping.  It’s a short walk down the Brompton Road.
Just need to walk 5 mins, 0.2 miles along Brompton Road to Harrods.  Walk against the traffic to reach Harrods.

To Buy from Harrods:

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

From Harrods to Hotel:

  • Total travel time is about 22 mins.
  • From Harrods 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. This ends the day of walking and exploring. Here are some photographs you can enjoy seeing while we were out for the day.

Trip to UK

Depart from Home at 10:00 am to Changi Airport Terminal Three, Singapore Airlines Check-in Counter to collect our boarding passes.

Go to KrisFlyer Gold Lounge located at:
Passenger Terminal 3, 3rd Floor, Near to gates A1-5
To have light snacks/shopping before boarding.

Plane departs at 12:35PM & arrive at Heathrow Airport at 7:15PM.
Upon arrival at London, proceed to Immigration Clearance & baggage claim.
Can use Free WiFi network @ _Heathrow Wi-Fi and follow the on-screen instructions.
Proceed to airport underground station ticket office at Level 1 to purchase Oyster card and load the 7 day Travel Card Zone 1 and 2. GBP5 is refundable.

To Top up £30.00 for each card = £90.00
Follow the signs to the Heathrow Express station and walk to take the Heathrow Express service to London Paddington – transfer time is 15 minutes.

Return trip price – (£5.5 X 2 = £11.00 per person X 3 = £33.00)

Heathrow Express – Non-stop trains run every 15 minutes. The journey between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 takes 15 minutes.
Email tickets: Simply print the email and hand it to our on-board staff. Booking a return journey and printout is valid for both trips.

From Paddington Station walk to the London Underground (Tube) Station.

  • Take the Hammersmith & City Line to Hammersmith Station, 8 stops away.
  • Total travel time is 14 mins – 23 mins
  • Alight at stop 8, Hammersmith Station
  • 5th stop: Wood Lane, 6th stop: Shepherd’s Bush Market Underground Station, 7th stop: Goldhawk Road Underground Station.
  • About 0.2m (4mins) walk to our hotel.

Fare Zones: 1, 2
Walk against the traffic from Hammersmith Train Station to Adria Hotel and proceed to check-in.

After Check in, we make a stop at Sainsbury Supermarket at Kings Mall Shopping Center or Tessco Metro at Hammersmith Broadway (close at 12:00am) for some groceries.

  • To walk (4 minutes) – follow the traffic direction (keep right) until cross junction (after The Swan – A219) to go against traffic (Starbuck Coffee – left side) reach the hammersmith station.
  • By bus (5 minutes) – Walk against the traffic direction to Iffley Road bus stop – 2 stops to Hammersmith Station.
  • Bus Numbers: 27, 190, 266, 267, 391, H91, N9, N11

Note: Hammersmith Broadway Toilet must pay 50p.

Refresh and relax and recharge for next day activities.