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.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
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 usaround 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!