Hellllooo Day 4! We had high hopes for today and it didn't disappoint.
There's a Starbucks right across the street from us, so you can guess what our first stop was today. Did I mention our hotel is noisy? That's okay, that's what coffee is for right?!
After a short ride on the Underground, we stepped into the fresh air and steps away from the Natural History Museum. We were greeted by a Stegosaurus and giant constellation murals. Plus WiFi! Side note: Something I haven't mentioned yet is that trying to do anything without WiFi in London is impossible. Sam and I have to route our day before we leave the hotel because if we don't, we wouldn't have a clue to get around. It makes things very difficult. So, with our trusty WiFi connection and Starbucks coursing through our veins, we were off!
I'll be honest, after that introduction, we were let down by the first floor. It was essentially a huge crystal and rock display. After a while we got tired of looking at them. We walked up the the second floor and found more rocks. Some things grabbed our attention like the Volcano/Earthquake/Tsunami section and the fascinating fossil collection but we found ourselves zipping through. If our feet didn't hurt so much and there were bathrooms more available than the one on the Ground Floor, we might have spent more time. I was determined to find the Dodo bird though, so we asked for directions. And I'm so glad we did.
The helpful museum guide gave us easy to follow instructions and we found ourselves in an entirely wonderful part of the museum chock full of dinosaurs, birds, fossils, animals, the history of human evolution, insects and more. Around every corner was something new to discover and marvel.
An afternoon well spent, we grabbed lunch and took the tube to Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly Circus. Everyone here dresses so sharp and the shops are stunning. We made our way to F&M and I was immediately whisked away on a pastel cloud straight to tea and cakes heaven. Classical music accompanied us as we made our way across the velvet carpet into a chocolate scented oasis. Bright lights illuminated rows of truffles, cookies and ornate tea sets. Four floors to discover of perfumes, champagne, cheese and tea we spent a good amount of time admiring all the beautiful stations. We stopped off at The Parlor for an ice cream sundae and decided to call it a night.
Back at the hotel now with not much planned for tomorrow, The world is our oyster. I can't wait to see what else London has in store for us.
Good night my dears! Happy Travels :) Keely