Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Hammersmith, London, England

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 - Mon, 12 Feb 2018

We stayed at Hammersmith for our short 3 day trip to London in transit to Iceland. We chose Hammersmith as it is located in Zone 2 of London, which is not too far from the points of interest, and we did not have to change lines from Heathrow airport, nor to the heart of London as there are 5 lines serving Hammersmith underground station, i.e. Piccadilly (direct line from Heathrow airport), District, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Bakerloo. We used our credit card which has the pay wave logo and tap on the Oyster card reader to pay for the tube fare. It is charged the same as an Oyster card, but with an overseas charge as our credit cards are issued from outside the UK. But it is still cheaper than buying a day pass ticket.

See the London underground map here.

Our hotel was Best Western Seraphine Hammersmith, which we booked through (RM 325 per night) and includes breakfast. It is about a 5 minute walk from the tube station.

our room at Best Western Seraphine Hammersmith

On the first night, we had a vege with cheese sandwich from Pret a Manger, a sandwich shop chain which is ubiquitous in London. It is just a short walk from our hotel. You could liken it to the London Sandwich Co in KL.

For the second day dinner, we went to Bailey's fish and chips in Fulham. We took the 211 bus from Hammersmith bus stop (which is in the same building as the tube, just follow the signage). For the bus fare, we again used our credit card which has the pay wave logo and tap on the Oyster card reader to pay.

Bailey's fish and chips facade

Bailey's cod fish and chips

they have halal sausages also

We had the lunchtime special cod & chips for GBP 6.50 The fish and chips portion is so huge, we struggled to finish it. We ordered one each, which a person could just share a dish, considering its massive portion. We then did some shopping of shortbread and sultana cakes from the nearby M&S. They are really tasty and cheap, costing less than GBP 5.

For our groceries, we bought them at Iceland store, just across our hotel Best Western Seraphine Hammersmith. The 2 litre mineral water cost only 35 pence and a pack of cherry costs GBP 2 only! We also found the Warburton bread which is halal certified here.
Iceland grocery store



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