London Day 6: Last Hurrah

Today is our last free time in London.  Tomorrow we’ll be on a train to Paris!  I’m quite excited to be honest.  I can already smell the freshly baked croissants and baguettes from here.  Anyway, before we left this city and this country, we needed as much "souvenirs" to bring back home.  Where else can we get those "souvenirs" but in a mall?   It’s shopping time… again.  But before we embark on a retail journey, we first visited the Olympic Park in Stratford.   London was the host of the 2012 Olympic Games.  In just a few months, London will be packed with people.  All eyes will be on this great city.  

Almost finished
Olympic Stadium of the London Games 2012
Obligatory shot

Say cheese!
I should've bought one. Damn.
The place is still under construction.  A lot of buildings are not yet finished.  But the main stadium I believe is almost done.  The buzz of the town is all about that red tower.  The mayor of London wanted a structure like the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty built to symbolize the city.  The result is the ArcelorMittal Orbit.  I read in the local newspaper that the people are pretty upset with its design.  They said that it’s just a waste of money and that it looks like “rubbish”.  Well, it’s hard to argue with that.  They could’ve added a roller coaster on it to make it interesting.  That would be fun.

ArcelorMittal Orbit
After having some few pictures with the stadium, we took a bus to Westfield Stratford Mall, the biggest mall in the UK.  We spent the day inside that black hole and the rest of the night in Oxford Street.  We were so busy shopping that we forgot to eat dinner.  Believe it or not, we only felt hungry when we arrived at the hotel.  “Hunger is for the weak.  It’s all in the mind,” that’s what my sister always says.  Apparently, it's true. Take my word for it.

Want more? Read our train mishap in London Day 7!

  1. UK's largest mall: Westfield Stratford Mall.
  2. Visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: click here.

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