After sending off our postcards, we hopped on a hop on, hop off tour bus to begin our big adventure. Along the tour, we saw countless attractions including: Buckingham Palace (where we arrived just in time to see the changing of the guards), the Marble Arch, Baker Street, Regents Street, Picadilly Circus, Harrod's, Kensington Park, Hyde Park, St. James Park, Speaker's Corner, Langham Hotel, Her Majesty's Theatre, Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, St. Clemens Church, the Royal Courts of Justice, St. Pauls Cathedral, the Tower Bridge, London Bridge, and London Tower. Phew!
At Harrod's, my folks purchased some teas and coffees (and a tea trivet that says Harrod's) and I bought Burberry's Brit eau de parfume. My one and only London souvenir. :) I also picked up a few gifts at a more touristy shop.
The tour was great, but towards the end we had hopped on and off so much that we were riding around at night. It made for beautiful sights, but very cold sight seers. Once we got back to the hotel, a hot meal at the lounge and a cocktail (or two!) sounded (and tasted) fantastic. All in all, it was a very busy but fantastic day filled with more than I think I could soak in.
|St. Paul's Cathedral by moonlight ;)|