Sunday, 6 November 2011

My 13th Birthday

Hi everyone! As some of you might know, I turned 13 in October. I went to London for the day so I thought I would post about it here for a change from reviews. :)

I got some really awesome presents including an electric guitar (with an amp), a camera and a graphics tablet. Obviously I took my camera with me and I took about 300 photos!

My Birthday cards.
We went on the train to Kings Cross and I had my photo taken next to the Platform 9 3/4 sign. It's out of Harry Potter. :) I've wanted to have a photo taken there for ages but every time I've been, it's been closed off because they're rebuilding that part (I think).

Then we got the tube to Monument where we climbed the 311 steps to the top. It was built to commemorate the fire of London.

The tall building you can see is called the Shard. When it's finished being built it will be the tallest building in London!
I zoomed in. :) St Paul's Cathedral.
The view up the stairs from the bottom...
The bridge was actually a mile away from the Monument, I zoomed in again. :P
How high up we were!
After that we went to the Britain at War museum which was really good but a bit creepy because of how realistic it was. :D

I think that hat might have been a bit too big...
And then we got lost. :/ While my Mum and step-dad were trying to figure out where we were, I took a couple of random photos...

We accidently stumbled upon Borough Market which is a really big food market with loads of different foods that you don't really see anywhere else. Me and Mum had some amazing fresh berry smoothies and a Cinnamon biscuit-type-thing. 

While we were still lost, we saw the ruins of Winchester Palace...

....And the Golden Hinde...

Then we went to the Clink which was the oldest prison in London. It was really spooky in there. ;)

After that we went to Pizza Express next to the Thames. Yummy :D 

And then after that - (we crammed a lot into one day as you can see!) - we went to the Tate Modern. We didn't get time to look around the whole thing but it was still really good.

We also walked past Shakespeare's Globe. It was too late to go in though.

Then we made our way back to Kings Cross. :)

I had a really good day. :) We didn't get back until 11pm. And if you've read until the end of this extremely long post, thank you! :D


  1. Fabulous pics! Happy happy birthday, Amber!

  2. Happy 13th Birthday! Cool photos!
    I was in London on your Birthday too AND went to Pizza Express by the Thames...freaky!!! ;-D

  3. Thanks Luisa! :)

    OMG Zoe freaky :D Was it Bankside Pizza Express? Lol ;)

  4. Happy birthday Amber! Great pictures (and a great post!)

  5. Happy birthday for last week! Your pics are great. It looks like you had lots of fun!

  6. Sounds great! I love the photo of the flower, it's brilliant. Which camera did you get?
    I went to the Clink a few weeks ago and then ate in Pizza Express... I think it must be some unwritten rule...
    Glad you had fun and belated birthday (:


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