I finally got around writing about our trip in Europe last September.
We arrived at London late morning. Totally jet-lagged. We took the London Connect train to the hotel (London Hilton Metropole), and passed out on bed for the entire afternoon. I did manage to run out and bought sandwiches and drinks from the Mark & Spencer store nearby, and got a overpriced phone card to call home with.
We took the Tube to Buckingham Museum. The train system in London is so easy to figure out compared to Japan's complex train platforms. We got to the Palace way to early for the Changing of the Guards, so we walked to nearby St.James' Park to have a full English Breakfast. What a full meal that is! ^^ Bacon, sausage, portabella mushroom, eggs, black buddings ... we barely finish the split breakfast! By the time we wandered back to Buckingham, there was tons of tourists lining outside of the courtyard, so we watched the Changing of the Guide from far away. Oh well, food > tourist trap, for sure!
We walked to Fortnum and Mason, the Queen's designated grocer, for a lovely tea and lunch. I had one of the best meals I had in my life there! Also one of the most expensive, but what a great way to start off a special trip! The service was impeccable yet attentive, and the fowl that I had was simply put, amazing. After the meal, we picked up tea that is fit for a king as gifts back home.
From F&S, we walked through Chinatown to reach the London Museum. We spent the entire afternoon there. The Rosetta Stone was a must-see! Wish we could spend more time at the museum, but we had to catch a show that evening.
The show I picked was Sound of Music. You know, because it's wedding-y and honeymoon appropriate (this is our honeymoona after all), and also because I love the songs. It was better than I expected, because I thought it would a complete cheese fest, which it still was, but there was something sweet about that musical.
We headed back to the hotel by Tube, exhausted, but it was a great day!