This might be really bad of us, but there is a good chance we turned London into our America-not-in-America. When you have been away for so long, there are things you miss- to name a few (if I can contain myself to a few...) free tap water at restaurants (and with a lemon wedge!), drink refills, sale racks, CHIPOTLE- which is where I will stop with the things I miss and start with London!
After dropping off our luggage, we went immediately to (Starbucks to use free wifi to find) Chipotle! London is the only country in Europe with Chipotle, so naturally, it was a priority.
(American London #1 Starbucks, #2 Chipotle)
Once that was out of the way we headed over to hang out with the Royals.
|Robin Hood. Sherlock Holmes.|
Apparently we found the party!
|Party at Trafalger Square|
Oh hey Stevie...
|I stalked him a little...|
(American London #3 NFL)
Then we were ready for a little snack...
Now, I love Neapolitan pizza, but there is just something about that Pizza Hut that I can't resist!
|Walk-thru Pizza Hut. I'm ok with this...|
Once we were fueled up, we were off to see all the touristy things...
I had to take a pic here:
My sister took a pic here when she came, then I took one when I went alone, and now it was our turn. It's like a little family tradition.
Buckingham Palace was the first real Palace I had ever seen. So while it's not as grand as some I have seen now, it has a special place in my heart. That and I'm kind of infatuated with the whole Royal family...
|More Buckingham time.|
|... I didn't know non-scandelous ones exsisted.|
|St james Palace.|
|Finally at Whembley.|
The next day we took a day trip to Stone henge, because you cannot visit London twice and not see this wonder:
To end the night, we took the popular Grimm Reaper tour. On the tour we stopped by different castles and neighborhood and learned about all the death that fills the history of London - including Jack the Ripper.
Naturally, it was at night:
|Coming up from the Underground|
|We meet again Buckingham. It's getting creepy...|
|The official Princess Diana of Wales Memorial walk.|
|This arch says to me that we're just a park away from our hotel!|