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What to do in London, Canada


Garden City of Ontario


London in Ontario? you heard that right. A town 3 hours away from Toronto via Greyhound bus service. It's a nice place, not that crowded, a lot of foods to choose from, friendly people and there's not much traffic. The traffic in Toronto is just crazy, add in a delayed flight and say goodbye to a relaxing early dinner before your bus service. Well the Important thing is we were able to catch our 5 pm bus right on time, like 2 minutes away from blasting off. Let's go!


My husband and I decided to visit my cousin's family situated in the Garden City of Southern Ontario. I've been here a couple of times but I haven't really stayed and roamed around town. Our motel is conveniently located in downtown area. Bus stop is steps away from the area, No frills supermarket less than 10 minutes away, shoppers drugstore too, and tons of food selections. My oh so beautiful cousin lend us her car so we can drive around town. 

This our first time driving in Ontario and we both loved it. London is just perfect to drove around, lots of parking space and fellow drivers are considerate and nice.

July 19 Toronto to London
Greyhound Bus 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Check in: Wharncliffe Suites 
Address: 370 Wharncliffe Rd S, London, ON N6J 2M1, Canada
Booked with booking dot com, check sidebar for link.

First on our list was to play a game of Laser Tag in downtown. 
Groupon voucher 1 game for 28 cad, good for two pax (check out Groupon link on the sidebar/footer for cheap deals). 

Laser Quest
Address: 149 Carling St, London, ON N6A 1H5, Canada

Afterwards, we walked towards Victoria Park for a little walk in the park. Little did we know, there was a small festival in the park. We bought a blue-coloured drink and a chocolate sundae. It rained after we finished our snacks, good thing my cousin was right on time to pick us up. What I love about their small event is that their promoting recycling to everyone, something I'm passionate about.

Victoria Park
Address: 580 Clarence St, London, ON N6A 3N1, Canada

Last destination is to visit the famous Grand Bend Beach, an hour away from Downtown London. My cousin insisted for us to see this beautiful beach. I was glad it was just a passing rain however the water got really cold when we got there. The fabulous sunset by the beach made it worthwhile for the drive, plus my little niece also got to use his metal detector. Our Mexican food craving continued in Grand Bend Beach, I had my soft taco's at Cheryl Ann Food Truck. 

Grand Bend Beach 
Address: Lambton Shores, ON N0M 1T0, Canada

We went to two Mexican restaurants in Downtown London. Check out: 
Lo Nuestro Latin Restaurant 
Address: 772 Hamilton Rd, London, ON N5Z 1T9, Canada
Favorite:  Corn Flour Tacos

Casa Cancun
Address: 325 Wharncliffe Rd S, London, ON N6J 2L6, Canada
Favorite: Enchillada Verde

If you're looking for a proper sandwich and supper shop then check out "Wich is Wich"
Address: 125 King St, London, ON N6A 1C3, Canada
Favorite: Pork Belly Sandwich

Another garden worth visiting for is the Civic Gardens. We were on our way to our Blueberry picking when we saw this garden along the way. Spotted a snowflake-like flower and we can't help take a picture of it. 

Civic Gradens
Address: 645 Springbank Dr, London, ON N6K 4T1, Canada

The highlight of our trip was the Blueberry Picking. I love blueberries, having to eat them fresh right of the branch is a blueberry lover dream come true. Surprisingly, my husband and I discovered that fruit picking is very therapeutic. 

Kustermans Berry Farms
Address: 23188 Springwell Rd, Mount Brydges, ON N0L 1W0, Canada

July 22, 1:30-3:35pm London to Toronto Pearson Airport
Booked Greyhound bus ahead of time and make sure to a lot plenty of time for traffic and unforeseen road events.
Flight: 6:30pm


Have fun and be safe ^__^

Booking.com

Itinerary Reminders:

1. Flight Details
Make sure to write down your booking reference number, be at the airport two hours before your flight and allocate time for your travel to the airport.

2. Accommodation Details
Write down your hotel/motel/resort/bnb booking number. Contact your place to inform them around when you'll be arriving — it really does help.  Also, ask if your accommodation has any discounted activities.  You'd be surprised!

3a. Transportation
List possible times your bus/train/boat arrives and leaves so you don't miss an activity.  Always give yourself an extra 30-45 minutes in case you get lost, get stuck in traffic, or are looking for parking.  Better early than late.  Of utmost importance: check for the last trip and fares!  So you still have time and money to get back.

3b. Car Rentals
Take note of your pick-up address and time allotted.  Our last car rental told us to bring the car back by a certain time with a certain amount of gas.  Allot money for fuel and parking.

4. Budgeting
Set aside a minimum and maximum spending amount for: meals, transportation, entrance fees, activities, souvenirs and emergencies.  3 meals a day + snacks adds up quickly, so keep track!  As well as tips for restaurants and activities.

5. Activities
Call to confirm your booking(s) a day or so beforehand.  Set alarms and/or calendar reminders for things you plan to do (i.e- bungee-jumping, river-rafting, or even city / food tours).



Do you want more adventure?
If you still have one more day to spare why not go around and Explore the vibrant city of Toronto, Canada.

Where am I going next?
My next adventure is to Los Angeles, California and I have here a survival guide on how to go around the city.

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