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Day 3b: London Calling

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After visiting Oxford we went to the train station to go to London. From Oxford to London Paddington station it takes about 90 minutes and the price varies according to the time. We took the train at 1 pm and it was worth 19.95 pounds per person. Although curiously they made us a group price (we were only four!) And in the end it cost us 9.95 pounds.

Street entertainment at Covent Garden

After arriving in London, buying the off-peak travelcard and leaving our bags to the hotel, we went to visit the city. The first place we visited was the Covent Garden area. The Covent Garden, which had been a covered market in London next to the Opera House (stage where Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" begins) is now a lively entertainment area with restaurants, shops and street performers. One of these artists asked for a volunteer and there Xavi left to support the juggler.

Covent Garden

After visiting Covent Garden we walked to the Leicester Square area where there are many theaters and restaurants. There are many places in that area where you can buy tickets for musicals on the same day at a discount. We wanted to go see Wicked but for that day there were only the best tickets left and they cost 45 pounds. If you want to go to see a specific musical and do not want to spend a lot of money, my advice is to buy the ticket online and in advance. Surprisingly the tickets for a musical range from 15 to 85 pounds, and the site of the cheapest looks good, although they are the first sold.

Musicals for all tastes

As we did not get tickets, we walked until we reached Piccadilly Circurs and its famous neon signs. The truth is that Piccadilly Circus is a slightly ugly square and the neons don't get to be as impressive as the Times Square in NY.

Picadilly Circus

From Picadilly we walked up Regent Street, one of the commercial arteries of the city, and there I indicated on the map the shops that I would visit with Miriam in our shopping break: Uniqlo, GAP, National Geographic ... In Regent Street we enter a huge toy store called Hamleys that had about 6 floors. Going up Regent Street and on the right hand side you reach Carnaby Street, which is a commercial street that became famous in the 60s since it was an area very visited by the mods, although for me it lacked charm ...

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