Wednesday we went on the Thames River tour…over rated because we saw just as much and more when we walked the Southbank. Then the Tower of London tour which was interesting and amazing to see the crown jewels. They are incredibly fancy and so expensive it is almost unreal. After that was lunch at a pub where we met Em after she got off work. I have decided that for the most part all the pubs are the same. Doug and the girls went to St. Paul’s for the afternoon while Em, Ad, and I went to go see if we could buy cheap tickets to the Lion King musical.
No luck finding tickets to Lion King or Billy Elliot but we had fun exploring Lester Square. It looked way different when there wasn’t the Harry Potter Premier going on. After our tickets search Em had to leave us and go to class. Ad and I were going to do the London Eye and Bus tour but it was rainy and cloudy so we said no to that. Then we went down to the aquarium to go in there for a little bit but the line was super long and we didn’t want to wait. On our way home we stopped at Harrods, the big department store to check it out. It was enormous and the items were a range of everything from 150+ carrot diamonds to cheap socks. Crazy. There are also fresh food markets of every kind of food from cheese to fruit to beef to fish and more. We stopped at the chocolate bar to split a chocolate milkshake but it wasn’t creamy like we are used to…it was almost like drinking chocolate power. I didn’t finish it because it was so intensely chocolate.
Once we were finished with Harrods we went back to the hotel to pack our bags because so they would be ready to go. I also wrote a paper and sent off some emails, nothing too exciting. Then we got a call from Doug and Janet to go to The Blue Elephant which is suppose to be this really good Thai food place. We made plans to meet up with them at 730 and Em came too. It was quite the experience. We got tons of food to share and got a taste of everything. It was nice to simply eat and have good conversation. Not to mention it was like we were sitting in a jungle because there were so many plants. It was great. Ad got some duck that was amazing and I also got some duck that wasn’t my favorite. It was roasted duck curry with fruit in it. I tasted the lamb dish Janet got and I liked that along with the mint soup and their pad thai was great.
Back home to go to bed and get up in the morning for checkout.