Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 8:24 am

Another late start yesterday, this time because we were visiting with Brian and talking finance.

Then off to Bankside. The Tube to Monument where we blew off the Monument because of all the school children queuing to get in.

We stopped at Southwark Cathedral which is quite beautiful. There was a trio setting up and rehearsing for a concert later and the music simply added to the atmosphere and experience.

We were trying to follow the walk set out in Rick Steve's but through a combination of fuzzy directions, unclear maps and confusing streets, it wasn't easy. However, we did manage to see all the sights, albeit a little out of order.

Toured the Globe replica which was cool and stopped for some excellent mushroom soup at the Tate Modern Cafe. Walked along the Queen's Walk up to Westminster just as the lights were coming on at Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Stopped for two more hot apple pies in the County Hall Building McD's.

Back to King's Road on the Tube and then dinner at Tampopo, a good but noisy pan-Asian restaurant.

Today looking to get tickets for Spring Awakening and then dinner at L'Absinthe.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Glad to hear you're getting your apple pies in each day and bravo for completing the walking tour in spite of all sorts of obstacles. That's the sign of a real traveler.