Being a tourist in my own city is one of my favourite things to do. I feel so unbelievably blessed to have lived and breathed London since I was born, and I can't imagine being away from it for long. A lot of Londoners actually become quite immune to the City. My dad is one of these people. After working there since the day he left University at 21, he doesn't see people or buildings any more. He just sees commuting, transport and crowds. We need to learn to appreciate all we have, and I think being a tourist is just the way to do this. London is unbelievably full of history and there is so much to learn. So much, that I don't think we could ever soak it all in. In the mean time, we can put on our sightseeing glasses and spend a full day enjoying what our City has to offer.
On Saturday, Gemma and I decided to do just this. As a Merlin employee, we're fortunate enough to get free tickets to all Merlin attractions, so we decided to have an attraction day and visit Madame Tussauds, the London Dungeons and the London Eye - trust me, it can be done! I hadn't actually been to Madame Tussauds in years, so lots had changed and I got to meet my number one man..Daniel Craig. I also hadn't been to the London Dungeons since it moved this Summer from its old home on Tooley Street to the Southbank, squashed in between the Aquarium and the London Eye. I can confirm it was brilliant and I really felt my company had done loads to make it an even better experience. Of course, the London Eye was just beautiful, and despite having gone on it a number of times, it only seems to get more fascinating around this time of year with all the Christmas lights everywhere.
My vlog of the day is below - if you'd like to watch more of my videos, remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel.
Hope you all enjoy and it puts you firmly in the Christmas spirit..less than a month to go!