London [Day 2]

24 Jul

When my alarm went off my first morning in London my initial thoughts were, “Where am I?” and “I need to sleep for three more days.”  The time change hit me like a ton of bricks.

When I finally got moving, Katie and I got ready and headed to the Victoria & Albert museum.

We went to a ballgown exhibition, and it was really cool to see the changes in British fashion over time.  We weren’t allowed to take photos of the whole exhibit, but some of the more modern dresses included those worn by Beyonce and other stars.

Next up, lunch at The Tattershall Castle.

The Tattershall Castle is a bar, restaurant and nightclub on a boat on the River Thames.  Views from the restaurant deck included Big Ben and the London Eye.

It was such a cool place!  We were starving and both got chicken club sandwiches with British chips (french fries) and Heineken to drink.

It totally hit the spot and gave us the energy to keep venturing to all the sights!

We wanted to get to a tour at Westminster Abbey, but time slipped away from us a bit at lunch and we showed up too late.  We decided to save the Abbey for another day, and ventured over to Hyde Park to walk around and relax.  The weather has been beautiful since I arrived and we wanted to take full advantage of the sunshine!  Until this week, the summer in London has been very rainy.

It was a perfect day!  Some more pictures for ya:

Katie enjoying her beer.

Big Ben

Goodies at Paul’s Bakery.

Rochester in London?

Celebrating with the fam!

Some serious wedges.

Priciest flats I’ve ever seen (£300+).

So much to do and see!  More recaps to come 🙂

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