What shall one do, if he has still some days of vacation left for a year, enough money and they are playing amazing tennis in London? Just go to the ATP tennis final there and enjoy the show 😁
And as I was never really making some sight seeing in London ever, let’s just combine that.
I bought tickets for both sessions of one day, the afternoon and the night session.
So, as the tennis started with the doubles only at 12:00 in the O2 arena, I had some time to spend in advance.
My Airbnb room was on the Isle of dogs, not so far away from Greenwich, so let’s start there, walking through the beautiful Greenwich city part itself, and then into the park.
Going up first to the legendary observatory (1:30h), where also the null meridian of the whole world is located.
Next I visited the Queen’s House (1h), where I got an impression how much sea power great Britain once had.
Then I enjoyed very much walking along the Thames to the O2 arena.
In the singles matches, Tsitsipas (finally the champion) lost against Nadal and Zverev won against Medvedev.
Both singles matches were really great to watch! During the second match I was sitting quite close, in row #14! The movement of the players and how they strike the balls is really very impressive!
Releasing then 20k people from the stadium, mainly into the public transport, took some time…
I enjoyed the ATP tennis final 2019 very much! It was great!
City of London
On day 2 sight seeing was on the agenda.
I started at the Hyde Park, continuing with the Buckingham Palace, passing the Westminster Abbey and then crossing the Thames.
And then following the southern shore of the Thames, passing the London Eye, Southbank, the Tate gallery, the millennium Bridge, Shakespeares globe, the London Bridge, the Tower Bridge including the Tower.
Then heading back via the tube to Covent garden to see the xmas illumination of the market.
The Italian restaurant Prima Sapori d’Italia inside the jubilee market is very much recommended!
You can imagine how tired I was…
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