Jason and I are still thoroughly enjoying London, I think that Jason is actually a little bummed we have to leave in a few short days. London has been amazing, even though I came here a year ago with my girl Kristy, there’s still a TON I want to do and don’t know if there’s time. Looks like we’re going to need to plan another trip!
Our phones were mostly off (not charged…whoops!) today, so we have regrettably few photos. Still, we did a TON of awesome stuff the past few days.
yesterday (Wednesday) we walked from our apartment near the Victoria station all the way through St. James Park, Green Park, and Hyde Park. On our long park walk, we walked past Buckingham Palace (which is gearing up for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next week!), enjoyed a drink at the Serpentine, and had lunch at the Orangery at Kensington Palace. How far of a walk is that? This far:
All that walking made it painfully apparent to us that we should have packed some shorts, and maybe some sandals. Apparently, we brought the California weather with us because it was (is) CRAZY hot.
After some “High Street Shopping”, we met up with some “mates” at an awesome bar called the Fellow. Then a group of us headed out to dine at an Indian restaurant called Deeper Curry. It was excellent, but we all agreed afterward it should have been called “Narrower Curry”, because this place was probably about 10 feet wide. We were seated back to back with another table, and the waiters had to kindly ask us if we could scoot in so they could squeeze by–when that didn’t work, we had to scoot the table in, and our chairs, and suck in our guts so they could pass. The photo at the top was taken leaning up against the wall, so you can see how small of a place it was. Totally worth it though.
Today (Thursday), we strategically tried to stay cool most. We went for Afternoon Tea at the Cavendish (as per the recommendation of our of our friends here in London), then decided on a whim to check out the Churchill War Rooms. Not only was it underground so it was a tolerable temperature, it was actually pretty incredible. We’re total History channel nerds though, so we might be slightly biased.
After that, we ate ice cream in St. James Park, went for a stroll in Covent Garden, and then wrapped up our evening with an amazing dinner at the Indian restaurant Veraswamy in Picadilly Circus (luckily this Indian restaurant was wider than the last one we went to…and the food was unbelievable).
Our trip continues to be a blast, we’re having the time of our lives. With only a few days left in London, we’re at a loss for what we should use our time for. There’s too much to do, and not nearly enough time! Until next time, Cheers!