15th - 16th May
16.05.2007 -17 °C
Yesterday back to normal. Up early and had breakfast. Rain still about but after speaking to Jen who had good advice and said Mum you put on your coat, use your umbrella and just walk!! So that's what we did. First we walked to Oxford street. We visited a Primart Store for Phil. Then we walked down Bond and Regent Street.
Sandy called into the National Gallery and saw an exhibition of Monet's earlier work of his drawings and pastels which she enjoyed while Phil took cover in a coffee shop around the corner! Then we walked to Westminster Abby. We were very surprised at the size of the cathedral and enjoyed our walk around. A very interesting place to visit. Then we walked home to change for the theatre. We were going to see the Mouse Trap.
We caught the bus again into Piccadilly Circus. Walking to the West End we saw Leister Square. We were going to find something to eat there but we were running out of time so decided to find something closer to the theatre. Ate at an Italian Rest. and had a really enjoyable pasta.
The Mouse Trap was an enjoyable play. Very nice theatre. Not a full audience but what can you expect after running for 45 years!! Once again walked to Oxford Circus to catch the bus back to the hotel. Happy to say no rain!.
This morning we missed breakfast again to have our last sleep-in. Had a final visit to the laundromat as we won't be washing again until we get to New York. This afternoon we are going to enjoy a walk through Hyde Park and walk to Harrods for a traditional English afternoon tea. We may even go to the movies.
Tomorrow we have an early start. We catch a taxi to Victoria Station, then a train to Gatwick. Not a cheap exercise to get to the airport. Approx 40pounds for the both of us!! London has been fun and while the weather hasn't been fantastic we have both grown to like it. The only down side, it is very expensive!!