3 Days Revisiting England (UK) for Autumn Fellwandering and Sightseeing

London - Lake District - Cambridge tour, just a weekend in England
October 03 to October 06, 2014

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." - William Shakespeare 

My 2nd visit to the United Kingdom (1st visit was last June 2014), 37th solo backpacking trip, 39 countries visited so far and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure.

This United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It occupies all of the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern portion of the island of Ireland and most of the remaining British Isles. "Great Britain" ("GB") for a geographer refers just to the single largest island in the British Isles that has most of the land area of Scotland, England and Wales. In normal usage it is a collective term for all those three nations together. Great Britain became part of the United Kingdom when the Irish and British parliaments merged in 1801 to form the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland". "Britain" is simply another name for the United Kingdom, and does include Northern Ireland, despite common misconceptions otherwise. The flag of UK is popularly known as the Union Jack or, more properly, Union Flag.
http://wikitravel.org/en/United_Kingdom

3 Days Revisiting England (UK) for Autumn Fellwandering and Sightseeing (Birmingham Palace above)

3 Days Revisiting England (UK) for Autumn Fellwandering and Sightseeing (Heathrow Airport T4)

3 Days Revisiting England (UK) for Autumn Fellwandering and Sightseeing (Oyster Card)

3 Days Revisiting England (UK) for Autumn Fellwandering and Sightseeing (inside double-deck bus)

This another race against time, very short backpacking researched in somehow detailed manner has a compressed itinerary designed as follows; 

October 03 Friday: London City (Heathrow) Arrival, London at night stroll
October 04 Saturday: England 2nd day (Lake District, Windermere, Oxenholme) 
October 05 Sunday: England 3rd day (Cambridge, Greenwich Park)
October 06 Monday: London City
(Heathrow) Departure 

TOTAL BUDGET : USD680.25 = PHP30,271 (33% went to plane ticket)

timezone - +0100H UTC;   capital - London;   language - English
currency - Pound 1 GBP = 73 PHP = 1.7 USD 
visa - Filipinos need to apply 1st before travel (how to apply tourist visa in UK?)

3 Days Revisiting England (UK) for Autumn Fellwandering and Sightseeing (Windermere Architectures)

3 Days Revisiting England (UK) for Autumn Fellwandering and Sightseeing (Windermere Architectures)

3 Days Revisiting England (UK) for Autumn Fellwandering and Sightseeing (Windermere Architectures)

3 Days Revisiting England (UK) for Autumn Fellwandering and Sightseeing (Windermere Architectures)

Interesting Facts about United Kingdom: 
1. The conventional long form of the United Kingdom is United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain includes England, Scotland and Wales.
2. The United Kingdom happens to be the first industrialized country in the World.
3. The highest peak in United Kingdom is Ben Navis at 1,343 m and the lowest point is -4m at The Fens.
4. Big Ben refers to the bell and not the clock.
5. According to history, the London Bridge had indeed fallen down according to the old rhyme, when the Saxons had torn it down using ropes and boats.
6. The largest Royal home is the Windsor castle
7. “The Star Spangled Banner” (the American national anthem) was created by an Englishman.
8. If London were a country, it would be the 8th largest in Europe.
9. England brought the world soccer, rugby and polo.


3 Days Revisiting England (UK) for Autumn Fellwandering and Sightseeing (House of Parliament)

3 Days Revisiting England (UK) for Autumn Fellwandering and Sightseeing (Virgin Train)

3 Days Revisiting England (UK) for Autumn Fellwandering and Sightseeing (Virgin Train)

Arriving from London Heathrow International Airport; 
Kuwait Airways flight arrived almost exactly as per schedule. I arrived 1730H and immediately walked fast to immigration lane. London Heathrow airport (LHR) immigration officer I encountered was somehow not that strict. I handed-over my passport and asked usual questions like "What will you do in UK?, How long you gonna spend it?, When will be your flight departure?".  After around less than 5 minutes, I was in full smile going outside and looking for the "underground" to Kensai Green station under Bakerloo line passing the Piccadilly line first via Piccadilly circus Station. By the way, there is 45mins free wifi in Heathrow Airport on daily basis.

Anyways, I divided this wonderful journey into different set of posts to be more specific on its content;

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