Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Not Being a Tourist in London! Day Three!

Our last day in London started with breakfast in the little Italian coffee place we walked by every day.  I never looked at the name of the place but if you take a left as you walk out of the Travelodge in Southward, it is right there!  Best Latte ever!

After saying goodbye to Martin as he headed off to work, Whitney and I headed off to Covent Garden!

It was only about a 15 minute walk from our hotel to Covent Garden, so that is what we did. Going across Waterloo  Bridge gave us the only more recognisable view of London of the whole trip!

Having only ever been to Covent Garden later in the day when it is really crowded and I am really tired, it was nice to see the stalls just going up and very few people!  I never actually noticed what a pretty building this market is in!  Whitney had never been to Covent Garden before and I am sorry we were not here later when all the buskers are about.

She would have enjoyed seeing them!  But she did get to see a few very colourful Shaun the Sheeps!  (they were there to draw attention to a charity to help children's hospitals in the UK)

front and centre - our Hummingbird bag
with the precious cargo to eat later!

Our next destination was a return to Borough Market to meet my nephew, Ani!  He, his wife and little darling son live in the London area and I had hoped to see all of them.  I have never even met their 9 month old son. But it was not meant to be.  Ani's wife, Nisha, sadly had a death in her family and was needed to be elsewhere.  I am glad Ani had the time to have lunch with us.  After wandering around wondering what to get, we ended up with an amazing Venison burger with cheddar cheese and bacon jam. The rest of the time found us searching all over for bacon jam!  No luck, but I am on the lookout for it now!

It was so nice to be able to spend at least a bit of time with Ani.   The timing couldn't have been better either, because Ani had to get back to work and we needed to figure out how to get back to Baker Street and catch the bus to the airport1  This was much easier than I thought and we were back in the land of Sherlock Holmes much too early!

Whitney had spotted a cute little coffee shop sort of across the street from Chipotle and we spent about an hour there, nursing Smoothies and not talking to each other!  It must have looked odd, but after such an intense few days, to just be able to sit and read and not talk was bliss! I must admit, we travel well together!

Arriving at the airport with just enough time to grab a quick dinner at Itsu.  Another Japanese restaurant.  So the only food we ate the whole time in London was Mexican, Japanese, cupcakes and Macarons, not counting breakfast!  Oh, I almost forgot that memorable burger.   Wonderful!

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." George Bernard Shaw

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