We are finally in London after a smooth ride from Miami to Paris and a three hour delay from Paris to here. We haven’t seen a whole lot yet, but it’s amazing already. Upon our arrival, we met our tour guide, Flo, hopped on our bus and drove about an hour on the left side of the road to our hotel. There was a good amount of traffic on the roads for it being a Sunday evening. After such a long day of traveling, it was so nice to arrive at the hotel and be able to freshen up before we headed out for dinner. All we wanted to do by that point was at least wash our faces and brush our teeth.
We met back in the lobby shortly after, and from there had our first tube experience. I love the idea of using the tube to travel around the city, but Flo did point out that we were using it at more quiet hours, and it’s not always that calm and unpopulated. As we got off and walked the rest of the way to the restaurant, it was nice to see some of the shops and restaurants around us and get a feel for what the city is like.
Dinner was a fun experience. We all shared plates and were able to try a little bit of everything from shrimp, to chicken skewers, to duck. But I must say, the desserts were the best part. We had chocolate mousse, raspberry cheesecake, and key lime pie. Deeeelicious!
We dodged the rain while we were at dinner, thankfully, and took the same route back to the hotel. My roommate and I are finally all settled into our room and couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come on this trip. London, I love you already!