If we ignore the cold, rainy weather, the hideously expensive food, the crowds and construction everywhere (for the upcoming Olympics), I would have to say we are having a bunch of London fun.
Seriously, the weather hasn’t been too nice but that is what rain jackets are for. Our first day was actually quite nice. We ventured out to Portobello Market which was even better than it looks in the movie Notting Hill. We made only a few small purchases: some imported New Zealand apples, churros with chocolate sauce and a jacket for hubby.
We have been having lots of London fun:
As we were leaving the girls remembered the candy store in Dubai which claimed to be the world’s largest, yet this giantm&m store felt bigger to all of us. It left us wondering.
We had dinner with the daughter of a family friend at a fabulous deli called Gaby’s near Leicester Square. I miss deli food from when I lived in the states – we have not yet found any in New Zealand, nor anywhere on our travels until now.
While walking to Gaby’s we passed the movie premiere for Men in Black 3. The crowds were way to thick to see the actors. However as Will Smith walked the red carpet the mobs of “girl screams” was reminicint of the Beatles clips we saw the other day at the British Music Experience.
Next was Hamley’s Toy store, with the coolest Lego display I have ever seen. This is Queen Elizabeth made out of Lego.
Then home to bed.
Leicester Square or Hamley’s Toy Store: Where would you go first?
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