Tower Bridge

40,000 vehicles cross over Tower Bridge every day!


And here we are on Day 2 of our London journey.  After arising, showering and getting at least one cuppa before breakfast, we all met in the hotel lobby.  I must point out something first, only because my brother mentioned it and we all had a bit of a chuckle.

We stayed at the Kensington Forum Holiday Inn and it had a valet.  Nothing unusual considering we were in London.  The valet was of the Asian persuasion and wore glasses.  He was dressed in a black suit/black jacket with a black top hat…again, nothing very unusual there either.  (He was a very pleasant gentlemen, by the way) However, those of you who are familiar with the Pink Panther movies, in particular, Revenge of the Pink Panther, may remember Inspector Clouseau’s sidekick, Cato.  There is a lengthy scene where Cato is dressed in black, wearing glasses (which he could barely see out of!) and a black hat.  I don’t think I need to explain that we thought our valet reminded us of Cato; the only exception being a different hat.*

So we left the hotel and walked around the corner to Garfunkel’s again to have some breakfast.  They had a deal; 2 for £10, so we took them up on it.  We all pretty much had the Full English Breakfast (except my brother, the veggie).  A Full English usually consists of eggs, bacon, ham, sausage,grilled tomato, mushroom, baked beans and toast.  We had slightly different items due to our preferences.

Brother’s Breakfast and hubby’s

My Breakfast

After breakfast we hopped on the Gloucester Road Tube and went to Covent Garden which has shops and markets and live entertainment.

The Square at Covent Garden where you can see street entertainers

One of the covered/indoor markets

 They have some unusual shops and one of my favorites was this ice cream shop called ‘The Icecreamists’…they weren’t open when we were there, but I really loved their sign…

You can’t see it in this picture, but there are words above the spoons that say ‘Boutique Ice Cream’ and under the spoons and above ‘CREAM’ it says ‘Liberating the World One Lick at a Time’.  At the very bottom, ‘Agents of Cool’…Great sign!

After walking around CG for a bit, we decided to head back towards the hotel and hop into a pub for a pint before going to dinner that night.  I don’t remember the name of the pub (there’s over 7,000 pubs in London…I’m entitled to forget one!) but they had on offer, a Honey Dew lager which I tried and was quite good, considering I’m a Guinness girl.

We then headed up to the hotel to refresh for dinner.

to be continued..

*Please let it be known that I meant no disrespect to Asian people.

Terri’s Tasty London Tip….

Attention to all who ride the Tube…You’ve all heard of practicing safe sex..well please practice personal hygiene.  Please bathe and use deodorant before you subject your fellow riders to your bodily smells…you know who you are.

Thank You!


5 thoughts on “LONDON TRIP – PART 2

  1. Wendy, we don't have the problem with the cigarettes as smoking was banned back in 2007 in all public buildings and that includes the Tube, thank goodness!Karen, the only bad thing about the ice cream shop was that it was closed! I thought the sign was great. I have another sign that I took a pic of but you'll have to wait to see that one! ;)Marie, yes I know, it can be exhausting. There was so much more we wanted to do but you just run out of time and can't fit everything in.

  2. Enjoying your London trip right along with you Terri! LOoks like you had a really fab time! Todd and I used to go into London quite often on the train when we lived in Brenchley. It was only about a 40 minute trip and we used to go and see everything that we could. I was always exhausted by the time we got home at the end of the day! There is so much to see and do! xxoo

  3. Aww………..I DO love a full English breakfast ~ and that looks great Terri, and what a deal 2 for £10, that was brilliant. And Covent Garden ~ I love it there too ~ must drag DD there when I am next back in the UK ~ she lives neat London!Loved reading about your adventures!Karen

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