The next morning I woke up super early to grab a bus back to the airport of course the bus never came so I got in a cab and got to the airport in plenty of time. Headed through security and located the lounge, I was the only person there so I settled myself in with some cheese, brown bread and cappuccino to facetime Sankat. I boarded my plane outside in the pouring rain and had a bumpy flight to London. Steve sent a car to collect me and I headed to his house.
It was a beautiful and sunny day in London perfect for sightseeing. I dumped my stuff off and headed out to see Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Parliament and much more. We then grabbed some food and cocktails at a great French place. Afterwards headed back to Steve’s place to grab a sweatshirt and surf the web for old friends. After some goggle stalking we headed out on our two man pub crawl. Steve showed me the full smear of pubs and bars by his house. We began with a proper pint, then to another English pub called the Library, then onto a cocktail bar and finally ending the evening at an American whiskey bar (complete with bras on the ceiling). And like every good English evening of drinking we grabbed kebabs for our walk home.
|Steve Training Ninjas|
The next day Steve decided work was overrated and played hooky so we set out to see the other sites in London (Sherlock Holmes’ house, Kings Cross and the Rosetta Stone). Next we hit up the hip new eatery called “Burger and Lobster” and it serves what the title is. So of course we had one of each, it was delightful. Steve has a membership to a private club in SoHo so we headed there next and had many drinks in the posh leather booths with crystal chandeliers.
|Baker Street Tube Stop|
|Couple of P'ville Kids in London|
The next day I headed back to Kings Cross to get on the high speed train to Paris. Even though it was 6 am the place was packed. It was pretty chaotic getting through customs and headed to the platform. Ninety minutes later I was in Paris.