Thursday, May 22, 2008

Back to London Town...with a True Brit

On Friday afternoon, I headed to London again.  I started my day in Notting Hill as I visited the market on Portobello Road.  The market is MUCH bigger than I ever dreamed!  There were blocks and blocks of antiques, fruits and vegetables, clothing, collectibles.  You name it; it was probably there.


From there, I went to Grosvenor Square (in the Mayfair district--referred to in Pride and Predjudice).  There is a statue there of Roosevelt, and the American Embassy is there as well.

After that, I went to St. Paul's and took a few pictures there.  I took the tube to Bank and met Katie at the Lloyd's of London building.

Katie and I then took the tube to St. Pancras, where we were staying at the Premier Inn that night.

We met her friend and co-worker Dave at Trafalgar Square that evening.  He took us
around London and showed us lots of amazing things that only someone who has lived there for a while might know.  I enjoyed meeting him and spending time with a true Brit.  He took us all through the busy Friday evening streets of London, and we ended up eating dinner at a place called Basuba.  It was kind of a cross between Thai and Chinese.  The food was good (especially the Chinese broccoli- YUM!).  He then took us around town  again and managed to wind us through the streets back to our hotel by St. Pancras.  Katie and I couldn't believe that he took us well over three miles back to our hotel.  

The hotel was nice, but they had no clocks...and no wake up calls.  Thankfully, Kates had a cell phone.  I kept waking up several times that night afraid that we would oversleep and miss our train to PARIS!  

3 comments:

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

Now I have that song from Bedknobs and Broomsticks stuck in my head..."Portobello Road, Portobello Road, street where the riches of ages are stowed. Anything and everything a chap can unload, is sold off the barrow in the Portobello Road."

katiecutehair said...

Thanks for the update love... Cheers

katiecutehair said...

By the way... who is that ridiculously good-looking girl in your pictures?