I know, I have the sweet tooth of a 5 year old child, but it is one of my pleasures so I will not give up chocolate that easy. I used these three days to try the best attractions that I could find right around “the corner” of Heathrow Airport. Unfortunately, the number is not that big, but I tried to make the best out of them. In order to feel like a kid again, I headed towards the Thorpe Park Resort. Yes, I have passed the age of 25, but what? Cannot a woman have some fun? ☺ Those were the best 40 pounds I ever spent on roller coasters, sodas and photo rides. I started timidly with the Flying Fish and I then tried (the trumpets are singing) Rush, similar to a hell-ride swing, if you take all the honest screaming into account.
The next two “closest” touristic objectives to Heathrow (around 11 miles or so) were Portobello Road Market and the Kensington Palace State Apartments. I had the luck to be witness to the Saturday farmers’ market and also to the crowded atmosphere formed by Londoner, tourists and a variety of traders. Of course, among the purchases were fresh fruits, as I do eat healthy…occasionally. The Kensington Palace experience was also a great one. Fortunately, it is open even on the weekend, until 18.00 pm. The Shop as well. I spent less than 20 pounds and I got to see beautiful dresses worn by The Queen herself and Princess Diana, The Gardens with their historical significance and The King's State Apartments. Between the huge amount of sights that I had to quietly digest, I browsed through the shop and enjoyed a hot coffee.
I know that maybe from somebody else’s view, this does not seem like an amazing experience, but it means a lot to me as it represents some of the first few steps in this sack of memories that I got to gather along the years. I came back to London several times, due to my job and of course I tried famous attraction such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. However, it is the less visited places that will remain in your memories and in your photo albums.