London Invasion

The 27th Greenock Guides had a fabulous five days in London during the Easter holidays.

The adventure began with flying to London with eight of the Guides never having been on a plane before.

 During the first day of the trip, the guides went to Madam Tussaud’s waxworks and had great fun getting pictures with the wax models especially the YouTuber’s Zoella and Pointlessblog. Then at night, the girls went to see Matilda the musical and all agreed it was absolutely amazing!

The next day saw the Guides going on the London Eye and as the sun was out we could see for miles. Lunch that day was in the gardens across from Big Ben where the girls enjoyed a picnic and practising human pyramids before going to visit the London Aquarium and Shrek’s 4D adventure. 

The Third day was all the sights of London. The Guides were so excited to go to the door to Number 10 Downing Street. There was much excitement when the door to Number 10 opened and the Guides and leaders were very excited to see who came out. Lucky for us it was Steve and Barry the house security that came out and the girls got chatting. In true Greenock style, the girls chanced their arm and asked if they could go in! By some miracle, they said they would be able to take them on a tour! The girls got to visit the cabinet office where they got to sit around the cabinet table and even sat on the prime minister’s chair!!! It is the only chair to have arms! Next, it was up the stairs to the white state room which used to be Winston Churchill’s bedroom! The girls got to see around the gardens and see where Prime Minister Teresa May actually stays!


What a wonderful experience the girls will never forget!

That day we also visited Buckingham Palace, saw the changing of the guard, Leister square, Piccadilly, the m&m shop and watched the changing of the guard at Horse Guards Parade.  A visit to Guide headquarters was up next before going on the Harry Potter walking tour. That night the Guides took their brave pills and went to the London Dungeons.  All in all the guides walked over 30,000 steps that day!

On the final day, The Guides went up the Tower of London and walked on the glass floor at the top. When we were up there we were lucky to see Tower bridge open and close too. Then it was a quick shop on Oxford Street before heading back to the airport!

All the Guides had an amazing time from start to finish and they would all like to thank Sandra for organising this fantastic trip!