The BlogFather – London – Day 1
Today has been a long day. The Megabus journey was long and uncomfortable. We sat on the top floor at the front and I decided to pass the time by putting together some blog posts. Luckily, I brought my RAVPower 26800mAh portable charger as the ports on the bus were busted. With very little room and the temperature uncomfortably warm, I found myself becoming incredibly irritable.
After a seemingly never-ending journey, we finally arrive. After a short spell we end up getting a black cab (well, two black cabs as there were seven of us) after much deliberating and stress thanks to the queues at the train ticket counters. I was, at one point, going to book an Uber through Google Maps and ended up wishing I had as the cab fare for one car was almost £30. An Uber to ferry all of us would have cost about £20.
It soon became apparent that London was nothing like I expected. The stop-starting of the traffic, the wreckless drivers and carefree pedestrians, cyclists and the like. I wasn’t even driving (obviously) and I could feel my blood boiling. Watching the cabbie’s meter jumping up added to the agita.
After yet another seemingly endless journey, we make it to the Premier Inn and a huge sigh of relief occurred. After checking in and dumping our luggage we head out for food seeing as we skipped lunch and needed something of the food variety. We wandered a little bit before setting our eyes upon ‘Big Moe’s Diner’. It reminded me of ‘Jack Rabbit Slim’s’ in ‘Pulp Fiction‘. The food was stunning but I’m not sure it was deserving of a bill of almost £120 for seven of us (one sharing platter and then a main course each and a drink each).
After food, we moseyed on back to the hotel.
All in all, my first impression of London isn’t a terribly great one. Many costly errors which hindsight does nothing but add salt to the wound. We’re here for tonight, tomorrow night and head back on Sunday afternoon and I cannot wait to get back home to my own bed and comforts.
Hopefully tomorrow will add some better experiences when we have more time to actually do stuff here and see the sights. And, if we need to travel, we will get an Uber or take the Underground.
In the meantime, here are some random pics I took on the way here and once we arrived.