I’m in London and I’m having a blast!!!!
On Day 1, I went on a biking tour of London with Fat Tire Bike Tours.
If you go to London, DO IT! It’s AMAZING.
I went on a bike tour (with another company) when I went to Paris last year.
You get to see all the sights and it’s so much more fun than going on a bus!!
You also talk a lot more with various people who are on your tour with you, so it’s a pretty cool way to meet new people!
The whole entire tour is about 4 hrs long, but ours took a bit longer than that.
It really isn’t hard biking at all, so try it!! We had a lot of kids on our tour!
Home to Diana, Princess of Wales
(still very much loved 12 years after her death)
Changing of the horse guard
Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner
(which was REALLY crowded since we got there for the changing of the guard)
The changing of the guard was my least favorite part of this tour.
Too many people, not very impressive.
I remember that I didn’t like it the last time I came to London, either (10 years ago!)
All the lamp posts near Trafalgar Square have this icon stamped on them:
I heard that Coco Chanel had a love affair with some royal person, who gave her the “gift” of having her initials stamped on all of the lampposts.
If I had a rich lover, I would rather have something more substantial!
Since I’m traveling by myself, I asked Dylan (our guide) to be in a picture with me!
He was a BIG hit with all the kids in the group!
Many people went to a pub for lunch, but my stomach was still on Japan time!
I went to Pret-A-Manger!
Swedish Meatball Ragu Hot Wrap – surprisingly yummy!
But the highlight of my lunch was this!
I LOVE real ginger beer!
All natural ingredients, and “No Nasties”!
This is for REAL ginger lovers!!!!
This is nothing like normal ginger ale!
My mouth was HOT from the spiciness of the ginger!
OH YUM YUM YUM!!!!
Back on our tour…
I forgot where this was… I think it’s near 10 Downing street…
St. James’s Park!
Later, I went to Camden Town, but I didn’t take any interesting pictures.
Camden Town was FUN!
It reminded me of a lot of Asian markets, but with lots of alternative shops – think piercings and tattoo parlors on every corner!
Oh, I tweeted about meeting a very cute guy!
Unfortunately, no pictures with him – He was with his parents and younger brother!
I did get to head out to Camden Town and have an early dinner with them.
Why I didn’t ask him for his email? Because he’s 17!
Ugh, maybe I should have asked him for it!!!! He was CUTE!
Today, I’m headed out to go shopping with Jamilla and Eve!