Saturday, December 19, 2015

Freezing London + Amsterdam - preparation

Finally comes to the second part of the flight ticket promotion tier to London and Amsterdam. It's in such a great value taking direct flight by British Airways in HKD4455 /person only! (Please refer to Ad hoc Sabah Trip - preparation) As the trip will happen across Christmas time and there seems to be nothing going on with no public transport on the Christmas Day in London, it is quite hard planning the itinerary.

Day 0
HK Airport>> Dinner @Plaza Premium Lounge>> London

Day 1
Heathrow Airport>> Sainsbury’sà Studios2Let- North Gower>> Breakfast @itsu>> Emirates Stadium>> Breakfast @Borough Market>> The Shard>> Greenwich Royal Observatory>> Greenwich Market>> Cutty Sark>> Southbank Christmas Market>> Dinner @Wagamama>> London Eye>> House of Parliament>> Big Ben>> Westminster Abbey>> Paddington Station

Day 2
Breakfast @hotel>> Cycle hire>> Camden Town>> Lunch @Siham Lounge Bar>> St Regent’s Park>> Sherlock Holmes Statue>> Sherlock Holmes Museum>> Oxford Street>> Seven Dials>> 15 Neal’s Yard>> Dinner @hotel

Day 3
Breakfast @hotel>> Soho>> Liberty Department Store>> Hamleys>> Oxford Streetà Piccadily Circus>> M&M World>> Lunch @Burger and Lobster>> Spurs VS Norwich City @White Hart Lane>> Primark>> Dinner @Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Day 4
Breakfast @All Bar One Euston Station>> Westminster Cathedral>> Buckingham Palace (Changing of the Guard)>> Horse Guards Parade>> Lunch @Flat Ironà Fred Perry>> Covert Garden>> Burberry>> Old Spitalfields Market>> Dinner @Poppies Fish & Chips>> Brick Lane Market>> Stena Line (ferry)>> Harwich>> Hoek van Holland 

Hoek van Holland>> Amsterdam Central>> Good Hotel Amsterdam>> Breakfast @Omelegg>> Oude Kerk (Church)>> Dam Square>> De Wallen (Red Light District)>> Patisserie Holtkamp>> Heineken Experience>> Dinner @The Butcher>> Restaurant Café in de Waag

Breakfast @Julia's Cucina Italiana>> Koog-Zaandijk station>> Zaanse Schans>> Rotterdam Central station>> Stadhuis City Hall>> Lunch @Dudok>> Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk>> Markthal>> Rotterdam library>> Blaak station>> Kijk kubus>> Forever 21>> Dinner @Vapiano 

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre>> Breakfast @The Alley>> Cheese Inn>> Tea @Vegabond Cafe>> Anne Frank Huis>> Lunch @Jacketz>> Van Gogh Museum>> Rijksmuseum>> House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience>> Dinner @Pizzeria Steakhouse Amsterdam>> De Wallen (Red Light District)

Breakfast @hotel>> Rederij Lovers Canal Cruise>> Lunch @Burger Bar>> Sex Museum>> Tea @Manneken Pis>> Schiphol Airport>> London>> Hong Kong

Sounds like we are going to have a very packed schedule every day! But we both wanna see as much as we can during the  trip as we both love these two places! 

Hotels and transport are the main expenses in our budget in which we are not able to lower the cost during the peak season. Then the only thing we could do is to save money from food. Hope can finish the trip within HKD13000/ person


  1. hi i will visit to lhr at xmas and visit to Denmark then return to LHR back to hk.
    This is my first time visit Euro, can you help to tell me do you need to checkin again at LHR from ams ?

    1. I don't think so! Actually I've got just around an hour to transit arriving at LHR from AMS. There should be fast track transiting with the help of the staff. You may also try to ask for help. Have fun for your trip!

  2. Many thanks for your advice! one more thing about luggage .Do you need to pick the luggage from LHR or the luggage will send through to Hong kong from AMS?

    Thanks again!

    1. Are both flights from the same airline? If not, you have to tell the ground staff at the check-in counter. They are not responsible for your flight delay if you can't catch the second tier. I am taking both flight from British Airways and got no problem for this if there's a delay, they will arrange the next one for me. Which airline are you travelling with?

  3. Yes i am taking same airline as British airways!
    I had about 3 hrs transit time