Monday, 17 March 2014

A morning spent walking around London...London Super Comic Con part ONE...

So Saturday the 15th was the London Super Comic Con ( LSCC ) and I really did enjoy myself but i do think there is a lot of room for improvement. I think the Cons did out way the Pros but again i did enjoy it. It was GOOD i mean it but i will get to that in a little while. So let me start at the beginning.

I met my mate at the local underground station and got the train to Monument. As we were walking from the District Line platform to the Docklands Light Railway ( DLR ) platform i had the idea of getting something to eat. So we left the station. Now it maybe my age and the fact that i am getting old but i think i have started to think with my stomach. It dawned on me that i have a prepaid ticket so i will just need to walk up to the right line and more or less just walk in to the convention hall. So why try to get there so early when i can take my time and get there when the doors open. If i was paying at the door i could understand the need to get there two hours before. But with a prepaid ticket the need is no longer there. So i was hungry dam it and i wanted a McMuffin.
And so began a quest the likes of which has never been seen before...
I'm talking about a Lord of the Ring level of Quest....
We decided to go to McDonalds. We left the station and went looking for the golden arches. we walked and walked and walked some more and did we see one did we see anything that came close to a MacyD's... 
NO... no... no.. no...
We walked for nearly two hours and NOTHING... But something odd happened. As we walked we ended up walking to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. we walked past the Lloyd's Bank tower and even St. Paul's Cathedral. The weather was really nice so that helped. The skies were blue and the sun was out it was a really nice day and we just kept on walking hoping to see a McDonalds and we didn't care. We were just enjoying the day. Which is what going to a con is all about it is not just a few hours at a con but it's the whole day out. But back to the quest. We walked a little more and i have lived in London all my life but i live in outer London not the main city which you think of when you say City of London. But i have never really just walked around the city. I was amazed at the fact the city was just like any modern city but if you go down a side street you end up walking down a street that looks like its hundred or three hundred years old. The City of London really is full of surprises. And one of the biggest was there was NO McDONALDS ANY WHERE!!!! We just could not believe it, it was crazy we saw loads of coffee shops but noting where we could get a bite to eat. All we found was very nice looking but very expensive restaurants. But we were not about to let that stop us and ruin our day.So we walked to Bank station and got the DLR to the Excel center. It was at that point i realized i really like the DLR Its clean and the views are better than what you get on the underground.

But to the CONVENTION!!! well that will be in part TWO