Next Project: Revisit London

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I am missing London. I know, I just got back from a 3-week long holiday but I can't help it. I have a wanderlust. I want to visit London again. I don't know when for sure but if I am given a chance, it would be next year.

London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the largest urban zone in the European Union. It is one of the leading global city with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It contains four World Heritage Sites namely: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, 30 St Mary Axe ("The Gherkin"), St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions including the British Museum, National Gallery, British Library, Wimbledon and 40 theatres. London is such a rich place to be. No wonder many people, like me, considered London as one of the top vacation sites. Never did I have a single boring day while we were there.

Many tourists flock this city every year and we really though we will have a hard time looking for apartments in London. Gladly, there are plenty of online guides that we were able to use. We settled at Glenthurston, a 4-star apartment graded by London Tourist Board. We chose this because it is ideally located; 5-minute walk from a station; 15-minute ride to London Bridge and 23-minutes to Charing Cross. This place is also very family friendly. It has on-site facilities such as heated indoor pool, sauna, garden, laundry, parking and broadband internet. One time that we did not went out, we enjoyed the indoor pool and sauna.

We stayed in their apartment L which can accommodate 4-5 people. It is a second floor apartment that is fully equipped. Our first bedroom has a king size bed. The other one has a twin bed. We have our own private toilet and bath. We were able to cook our food as we have a kitchen with dining furniture for 6. Our room also has an Oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and lounge. Our towels and linen are also supplied and changed upon request. We do not change it every day since they are not dirty, that way we help in conserving water and energy.

Before our weeklong stay in Glenthurston, we already searched for Cornwall cottages so we can explore the other sites in United Kingdom. We settled in Egloshayle Village. We chose this place for its proximity to the beach. Again, we took a two bedroom cottage in Court Place Cottage that is fully equipped. I adore their kitchen and how I wish I could own that same thing. I have all praises for their cottages and staff because they really did a good job in taking care of their guests and amenities.