London Trip

14 February 2012: I went to London with friends. We did the Big Bus Tour in the open topped bus!  It was freezing and just part of the experience. Not too much point doing the tour if you can’t see properly. The bus ticket includes a Thames cruise, so we did that too. We sat up on deck in the biting cold to get the best vantage point.

We did a bit of walking too, and went to the Mayfair Hotel where my friend’s son worked for a few years until quite recently. We were treated like royalty by the staff. The loos are something else…. I kinda couldn’t find the doors at first. Everything is clad in black shiny stone, so it is difficult to differentiate the doors from the surrounds. We wondered around and checked out the dining room which was being prepared for the Valentine’s night dinner. I think going to the Mayfair was the highlight of my day.

Mayfair Hotel

Mayfair Hotel

Then we walked through Piccadilly where my friends were photographed by Samsung promoters and their photo appeared up on the Samsung ad that flashes up on the side of the one building!  A statue of cupid stands in the middle of Piccadilly and there had been 3 proposes of marriage by the time we got there! We saw one in progress, and she said yes!!! And at the end of this month, being a leap year, the girls can ask the guys to marry them. Watch out, guys!

Fame in Piccadilly

Fame in Piccadilly

We continued on, as we wanted to get to Covent Gardens for good food.  We were headed to Neal’s Yard which is a tiny area where healthy vegetarian food can be got. We stopped at one restaurant where we got veggie juice but did not stay for food as we did not like the music and the atmosphere. Then we found a raw food restaurant but they were only serving food from 7pm and it was too long for us to wait. We all would really have liked to have eaten there. I would go back there for the food!  You can see the food being made, and the staff were all happy and friendly. They really enjoy what they are doing. We wondered off to another place that had been recommended called Food for Thought, this amazingly tiny place where you might have to share a table with others as it is so small!  What a novel idea and a wonderful way to meet new folk. We had lovely home cooked veggie food!! Just what my body needed! We all felt better afterwards.

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

By that time it was dark and then we had to catch the tube!!!! In rush hour!!!! An experience that Liz will never forget. She couldn’t get her head around how many people there were and why the tube was still so busy at 6.30pm.  A wonderful day was had by all and we all slept well that night!

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