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2019 Europe Day 16: London – Buckingham Palace | Five Guys

February 19, 2020

Down to our fifth and final day in London, before we went over to Paris. It was the first day of the new year, and we started our day by heading over to Buckingham Palace.

Out and about on the Victoria line, London Underground | joanne-khoo.com

We took the tube from Warren Street Station to Green Park Station; from there, it took about 8-minute walk to get to Buckingham Palace.

Buckingham Palace

Green Park London | joanne-khoo.com

The weather appeared to be slightly gloomy, but aside from that, it was a lovely afternoon.

Green Park London | joanne-khoo.com
Green Park London | joanne-khoo.com
The Canada Gate, London | joanne-khoo.com
The Canada Gate, London | joanne-khoo.com
Victoria Memorial, London | joanne-khoo.com
Buckingham Palace | joanne-khoo.com
Buckingham Palace | joanne-khoo.com
Buckingham Palace | joanne-khoo.com
Buckingham Palace | joanne-khoo.com
Buckingham Palace | joanne-khoo.com
Buckingham Palace | joanne-khoo.com
Buckingham Palace | joanne-khoo.com
Buckingham Palace | joanne-khoo.com

After taking some pictures at the facade, we made our way out, meanwhile passing by the Buckingham Palace Shop where we decided to pop in to have a look — left the store with some souvenirs – two biscuit tins, a pen, magnet and keyring.

Buckingham Palace | joanne-khoo.com
Buckingham Palace | joanne-khoo.com

Bag O’Nails

It was close to 15:00 by then, and we decided to find a place to settle down for lunch. Came across a pub/bar just around the corner from Buckingham Palace, and since they have a proper menu for food, we decided to have our lunch there.

There were two storeys; level one was relatively crowded, so we proceeded to the dining room upstairs. The second level was reasonably smaller, but we managed to get a small table.

Bag O'Nails, London - Westminster | joanne-khoo.com
Bag O'Nails, London - Westminster | joanne-khoo.com
Bag O'Nails, London - Westminster | joanne-khoo.com
Bag O'Nails, London - Westminster | joanne-khoo.com
Bag O'Nails, London - Westminster | joanne-khoo.com

Can’t recall about the food nor the price we paid for our meal. We just wanted to have a quick and fuss-free meal, and I think we managed to have that at Bag O’Nails.


London Underground | joanne-khoo.com
Jujitsu Club Of London | joanne-khoo.com
London Bus | joanne-khoo.com

After lunch, we were supposed to take the underground tube but somehow ended up taking the bus. That was our first bus ride in London since we had been mostly taking the tube and walking from places to places.

Pret A Manger, London | joanne-khoo.com

Took a quick coffee break at Pret A Manger.

I remembered it to be a lovely place with two levels – ground floor and a basement, and we managed to find seats at the basement where we could slowly slip on our coffee and use our phone.

Later that evening, we made our way back to Oxford Street.

To be honest, though we had been going to Oxford Street reasonably often the past couple of days, I can’t seem to remember much about the place. Only knew that the area has tons of stores (approximately 300 shops) and was great for shopping. However, I don’t think we actually did much shopping there.

Oxford Street, London | joanne-khoo.com

The streets were beautiful at night with all the lights illuminating from the stores; along with the festive year-end season, the place was nicely decorated.

Oxford Street, London | joanne-khoo.com
Oxford Street, London | joanne-khoo.com

Five Guys

Ended our night with us getting dinner from Five Guys.

Five Guys, London | joanne-khoo.com
Five Guys, London | joanne-khoo.com
Five Guys Milkshake | joanne-khoo.com

Love their milkshake, so I got myself one with chocolate and cherry (£5.45).

Apart from having your vanilla milkshake with or without whipped cream, you can also choose to add on as many of their free mix-ins, including bacon, bananas, strawberries, oreo cookie pieces, peanut butter, salted caramel and more.

I don’t know why they think adding bacon is a good idea, but the option is there if you like to be adventurous and try out something different from the usual.

Five Guys, London | joanne-khoo.com

The Husband and I both got the Little Cheeseburger (£6.20) which comes with one grilled to order, hand-crafted patty. Decided to skip the regular Cheeseburger since that comes with two patties instead.

We also got a Little Fries (£2.95) for sharing. It’s worthy to note that their fries are made from fresh-cut potatoes cooked in pure, no cholesterol, 100% peanut oil.

Five Guys Little Cheeseburger | joanne-khoo.com

Similar to the milkshake, you can choose to add on as many free toppings as you like to your burger. There’s lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, onions, grilled mushrooms, jalapeño peppers and a variety of sauces.


Euston Square Hotel, London | joanne-khoo.com

It was close to 21:00 when we finally made it back to the hotel.

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