I must share with you the photo I took of the label of some bottled water that I bought in Hong Kong Airport...
Eventually we found out that we would be boarding throughGate 2! It was then we really realised how BIG Hong Kong Airport is! Lol
When we finally boarded we were very tired? I actually dozed and missed the take-off... After we were served supper on board, I went to sleep again. When I awoke I was sure that I had slept for hours and hours...can you imagine my disappointment when I discovered that there was still 8 hours of the flight to go!
Nevertheless the time passed and we were at last in London...the photo below shows the images on the screens we could see from the outside camera on the plane. I had been able to see images of nighttime London via this camera, as we came in over the Thames Estuary. The man sitting behind us was obviously a local and had pointed out landmarks such as old docks and Canary Docks etc.
Then it was all the official stuff such as Customs and Immigration.
So we had a rest and a shower and then it was back to the station...
We went to the Westfields in Shepherd's Bush as DH was going to collect his Westfield discount card and also to organise a mobile phone...
Also just beside the complex we saw this!
Just inside Westfields we saw this shop...I first found branches of this clothing chain throughout the US when we were there in 2011...same window display. I'm pointing to a Singer model just like my mum's.
After that we walked around the streets of Shepherd's Bush outside the big complex. There were lots of fabric shops that reminded me of the fabric shops in the Indian quarter of Singapore...lots of fancy fabrics.
Then we caught a bus to the city...
And look what shop I saw in a street running off Oxford St??
I was busy looking at 'stuff' and DH was busy taking photos!
Day 1 of our trip also included dinner at a small pub up the street from our hotel...all very quaint.