London – River Thames Walk – 08/16/2007

Woke up this morning around 8:30, probably due to the guy in the bunk next to me banging his shit around as if he was trying to kill a rat in a garbage bag. I guess this is what I have to look forward too for the next 7 weeks.

So I decide to get an early start and went to the first place I saw for my eggs and toast breakfast. I ordered two eggs scrambled, wheat toast and coffee. The waiter asked me brown toast? So I said yeah, wheat toast. Well what came out wasn’t wheat toast, but instead burnt white bread. Also I’m not sure, but I think they made me 5 scrambled eggs or it was two ostrich eggs because the whole plate was covered. I didn’t eat much because it tasted rather nasty, which I think pissed off the waiter, he gave me a “what you don’t like” look. From this point out coffee and a croissant is going to be plenty for me.

River Thames - LondonToday was such a nice day I decided that walking the River Thames was a good idea. I started at Tower Bridge and planned going all the way to Buckingham Palace. I snapped a ton of cool pictures, but only made it to The Houses of Parliament before my camera battery gave out on me.

So here’s a quick list of what I saw:

  • Tower Bridge – The coolest bridge in London
  • Tower of London – I didn’t actually go inside the line was HUGE and it was £16. Which is more than $32. Call me cheap, although it’s probably worth the money…
  • Borough Market – Apparently London’s oldest food market. I got a killer sandwich and coffee for only £3.50
  • St Paul’s Cathedral – Again didn’t go all the way inside because the line was super long, but I did get a couple decent shots…
  • Royal National Theatre – I tried to get a ticket to one of the shows, but it was only running two more days and it was already sold out.
  • And a bunch of hacks who probably get a better wage on Pier 39

By this time it was almost 7PM, so a quick trip back to the hostel on the tube to drop my stuff off in the room then off to the pub for dinner and a beer. Which again the beer was probably the only part of the meal worth the money.

  1. Ok, unsolicited travel advice here. For good food in London you can’t beat the Indian food, the best I’ve had anywhere. It might be because after you’ve had lots of pub fare you get desperate for food with flavor. Also, go for the desserts. Treacle tart, sticky toffee pudding, scones with Devonshire clotted cream.

  2. Thanks Candace! I actually did try some and it was decent, but like I blogged about not as good as I’m use to. I’m going to be in London again on the end of this trip for a few days, so I will try it one more time and see what I come up with…

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