Thursday, September 29, 2016

Last Day in London

Last day in London. Finally got to eat at Dishroom. I had the big Bombay breakfast. Kind of like an

English breakfast, bastardized with curry powder and coriander and weird hot bread. Good but not great. One day I will brave the hour long queue and get there for dinner.

Thereafter we did a lap of the British Museum. But there are only so many naked Greeks and Romans a woman and little girl can take. No wonder Victorian England loved this place. Other forms of entertainment in those times included viewing the nutters in the Bethlehem Hospital for a penny for the afternoon. Free on Tuesday's. The hospital's name was shortened to Bedlam and there we have the origins of the word. There is always something to learn isn't there?

Next we took Edwina's advice and went over to take in the magnificent views at the Shard. It's not cheap $110 on the day (5 pound off if bought before the day online) for us both to  go to the top, but defo worth it.

Make sure you get the commentary device though. We were not offered it but noticed others with it up the top. We enquired and a lovely staff member went down 68 floors to get us one each. After that the whole vista came alive.  It is brilliant and explains a lot about how London was settled and developed.

The Shard is right near the Borough Markets, famous for food. Very crowded on the weekend, so didn't last long past a coffee and palmier.

Then a whistle stop at Harrods. The food hall is just out of this world. Hot tip, we ordered 2 truffles and the lady said they were free because everyone gets a try gratis. Nice one.

I also love looking at all the designer clothes, they are each a piece of high art in themselves.

Finally was able to stay up late enough to go to the theatre. We saw Matilda which is in its 6th year in the West End. I had a smile on my face the whole time. It was lovely. Layne loved it too. I know we are a little late to the party on this, but it was great to finally see it.

Off to Bath today where I have rented an apartment. Looking forward to cooking a meal.


  1. I am so enjoying your trip to London! I'd love to see matilda one day too!AriadnefromGreece!

  2. Such high expectations and then sounds like a not so great meal isn't that a shame :( Hope you've had a fab time on your London trip!


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