The summer heat is revving my wanderlust like crazy and I’m daydreaming of summer trips, and visiting places far and away. Here are some snapshots and notes from our trip to London a few years ago. Where should we go next?
We are sitting at a pub called “The Green Man” close to our hotel and writing to let everyone know we are safe and already having a great time. The flight was smooth until we actually got to the UK and we had to circle around for almost 40 extra minutes because of rain. A major water pipe line burst as well in downtown London, which caused our 1.5 mile cab ride to cost £15. Let the money spending commence : (. We checked into our hotel which is really nice (we guesstimate that the room (including bathroom) is no more than 450 sq feet).
Like true Americans we booked it to the nearest pub (The Albany) and ordered fish and chips plus the beer special of the day (Brew Dog) which was rather tasty. We then walked about 5 miles to the FAO Schwartz of London–Hamley’s…and of course bought something for my niece (so pathetic I know, we hadn’t been in London 2 hours). We explored all of the West End which was crowded. The city was also preparing for the Harry Potter Premier which people had been camping out for for days, quite the spectacle.
We walked through the Southern end of Regent’s Park which is so amazing! We then headed to the famous Baker’s Street and had pizza and South African wine on a quaint patio while being served by a Polish photographer/waiter. We walked around some more and decided to, of course, drink some more, so here we are at The Green Man, where they serve Strongbow on tap…so I’m in love. We are off to find dessert… Tomorrow we we are heading to the House of Sausage, the zoo, and Westminster…