LONDON – 9:30 am, March 29th Yesterday we started early, as we were both awake at 4:30am! Breakfast was provided by our hotel- a yummy fruit basket and tea. We started at 9am on the red Double Decker bus tour all around London. We went to Buckingham Palace and saw the changing of the guard, then to lunch at Bellgo Central (a Belgian Pub). Mel had a rib eye steak and maes pil-beer and Flash had sausages and mashed potatoes! All for 20 pounds. We had a quick visit to the Tower of London and then spent the rest of the evening at the most amazing place- the Tate Modern Museum. Thank god we were not ready for bed by 7pm, so we were off to St. George’s pub for beer and later to Pizza Hut. We know, wierd, but it’s hard to find food after 10pm. In by midnight…. and that brings us to….
Just leaving this morning for another adventurous day in London. After some quick drinks at Starbucks, we are off to St. Paul’s Cathedral, we have reservations at 1pm for the London Eye (a ferris wheel 400 ft high) with amazing views of the city and then we will end at the British Museum.
LONDON – 8:00 am, March 28th We just had a morning coffee at the Victoria train station. Yes, we have jet lag. We fell asleep at 7:00 last evening and have been awake since 4:30 am. Our first day in London went great. We landed on-time and made it through customs in 20 minutes. We hopped on the tube and checked into our hotel without any problems.
Our first “oh my god, I’m in London” feeling hit us when we left the Victoria station to go to our hotel. We stepped into the hustle and bustle of central London; double decker red buses, black cabs, business men in suits hurrying to catch trains… After checking into our shoebox of a room (but nice, clean, and cheap) we took the tube to Big Ben and Parliament. We walked down to Westminster Abby, 10 Downing Street (home of the British Prime Minister Tony Blair), and Trafalgar Square. We stopped in a pub to have a british meal: fish and chips, a Guinness for Flash and a Strongbow cider for Mel. We then toured the National Gallery, our first Museum! If this was any indication of how cool all the other museums will be we are very excited. Today we are set for another jam-packed day. And to think, we have so many things to come.
LONDON – 2:20 pm, March 27thWe are in London!!! After a 9 hour plane ride, where Mel didn’t freak out once!!! We are off to Big Ben and to explore the city.