It’s amazing what a few hours of sleep will do! After an odd awakening at 10pm London time, Thomas went back to sleep and opened his eyes at 9:30am when our showers woke him up. This was a little later than we wanted, but it felt sooooo good!
We started the day by taking a 20 minute walk to Buckingham Palace to catch the Changing of the Guard but we were a little late and the prime viewing spots were taken. So I’ll try taking it in once again on Thursday. We then hopped on the tour bus and took a little ride to Picadilly Circus. There, we walked around and looked at some shops and stopped for lunch. What seems to be a traditional lunch for brits is a sandwich from places such as EAT. or Pret a Manger. But make no mistake – these sandwiches are phenomenal. Plus, they list the ingredients so it’s easy for me to stay away from cheese.
We then headed to Oxford Street which is like Ste. Catherine’s in Montreal or even Yonge St. in Toronto. It’s wonderful. There’s a hundred shops to step foot in. We also stopped at 02 which is a cell phone shop to get SIM cards. The prices are something worth envying: 10 pounds will get you unlimited minutes, 300 texts and 500MB of mobile internet. Canada needs to do something about its outrageous prices!
Then Thomas had a nap. The cutest little nap ever!
We headed back to a Hop-on-Hop-off bus stop and got there just as the bus was leaving. We’ll call this proper time management.
We decided to stay on the bus and enjoy the sights and historic information provided by our tour guide. We crossed over the London Bridge and the Tower Bridge, drove past St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abby. Thomas had yet another nap.
We ended up at Victoria Station and had dinner. We were a little tired of all the walking so we hopped on the Underground and headed back to the hotel.
We arrived at the hotel, gave the little guy a bath, bottle and put him to bed. I’m not sure if he’ll randomly wake in an hour or two, but we’ll figure it out. We can’t wait for tomorrow when we’ll head over to Hyde Park and the Princess Diana Memorial/Kensington Palace.