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    Posted January 4, 2013 by
    Springfield, Missouri
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Your memorable Tube journeys

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    My First Glimpse of London


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter mtg176 was travelling to Nairobi, Kenya, to undertake missionary work when, during a 10-hour layover in London, he decided to do some sightseeing. "Not wanting to just sit and waste all that time in the airport while being so close to so many special sights, I purchased a ticket for the Tube and decided to see some of London with two of my friends," he said. "The map was very easy to follow and Piccadilly Circus was one of the few things that sounded familiar, so that's what we chose." After an exhausting but enjoyable day of seeing the sights he and his friends got back on the Tube and, worried they would miss their stop, asked a woman to wake them up if they fell asleep -- which she did. "I found Londoners to be wonderful people," he said. "The Tube was very nice and everyone was very courteous to us. It was a 'first experience' I will never forget!"
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    On May 24, 2007, I landed at Heathrow airport while on my journey to Kenya. Faced with a 10-hour layover, I purchased a ticket and took "The Tube" into the city. Not knowing where to go with only a small map in hand from the airport, Piccadilly Circus sounded intriguing. So that's where I popped up from the underground system. This photo was my first view of London! He's quite a colorful character for sure! I walked London on foot that day seeing Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and so much more. It was a day I'll never forget. What a delightful city and a superb transportation system!

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