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9 posts categorized "[World Travel] LONDON: G.R.E.A.T. London"

The LONDON EYE Experience :) @UKinPhilippines

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The LONDON EYE is the iconic giant Ferris Wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, also known as the Millennium Wheel.

It is Europe's tallest Ferris Wheel at 135 metres (443 ft) in height and a wheel diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). It's a popular British icon that even my boys know about and want to ride someday.

It's fun to ride it as a group. Our Philippine media delegation actually occupied an entire capsule! :)

Here's a photo essay of our London Eye experience...

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February 05, 2014

I ♥ COVENT GARDEN! @UKinPhilippines

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COVENT GARDEN is a historic building converted into a shopping centre in 1980. It's famous for its cute cafes, pubs, small stalls, a craft market called Apple Market, and a tiangge called Jubilee Hall.  

It's popular among Filipinos looking for a bargain and a cool place to eat before watching a show on the West End. According to Pepper, this is also the best place for Forex if you're looking for a high exchange rate for your dollar. 

Check out our Covent Garden experience...

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February 03, 2014

THE COUNTING HOUSE: Traditional London Pub Favorite! (Built in 1893)

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One of my favorite traditional London Pubs is The Counting House. A former banking hall built in 1893, it has had its 19th Century charm preserved with chandeliers, a wooden staircase, high-domed ceiling, and authentic fixtures reminiscent of that era.

Be sure to check out The Counting House when you're in London...

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CAMBIO DE TERCIO: Cool Spanish Resto Hangout in London! @CambiodTercio

Read: PAL Manila Non-Stop to London: A Photo Essay of the Maiden Vogage of PAL Flight PR720!

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When we first arrived in London, we asked around for the best places to eat in.

Good thing we had our expert Pepper Teehankee, who lives half of the time in London. He suggested this cool Spanish resto hangout called CAMBIO DE TERCIO along Old Brompton Road, which was within walking distance from where we were staying.

Check out our experience...

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