What do you do if you only have 1 day to spend in London...I have no idea, but this is what we did!
At the top of our lists was MOM: see the changing of the guard at Buckingham palace CHELSEA: eat at books for cooks for lunch and Jamie's Italian for dinner, catch a glimpse of Will.
We arrive in London at 8:30am, go to our hotel change clothes, hop on a double decker bus:
I fell in love with LONDON at first sight!
We arrive at the palace at 9:45. What? The changing of the guard is only every other day??? Oh blast! But guess what, the Queen is on Holiday, so we get the special treat of going inside the castle to see the state rooms. No photographs please. It was so pretty, so elegant, and it smelled really good! Outside of the palace in the garden we could take pictures, but there wasn't much to see, accept for this...
Just kidding, he wasn't there.
We still have time to make it to Portobello road to eat at Books for Cooks (I promised a friend I would go there). Arrive at Books for Cooks at 11:30. What? It's closed on Mondays??? Crap! Still, Portobello Road is really, really cool!
(sorry about the butt shot of that guy) AND to the man in the window...I SEE YOU! Open the door and give me some food!
Even the toilets look cool. My mom kept asking people, "Where is your restroom?" and they had no idea what she was talking about. It was funny!
This is a men's clothing store and these are a lot of vintage sewing machines:
I don't know what this, but I like it:
Really old and really expensive tea pots:
I'm pretty sure I need to live here at some point in my life:
Right about now I look like I've been riding on the top of a double decker bus for 2 days straight, but I don't care. I'm HUNGRY!Sooooooo, we take a taxi to Jamie's Kitchen.That cost us a pretty penny, but we got there just before the dinner rush:
Have I ever told you how much I LOVE JAMIE OLIVER? No...well then, I'm kind of obsessed. Not in a love sick way, just in a way that I might freak out a little if I ever got to meet him. He's my kind of celebrity. Down to earth, funny, and he really, really cares about people. Plus he can cook! Sadly, he wasn't there, so I did the next best thing and took a billion pictures of his hip Italian restaurant and wrote him a note! Do you think he'll respond? If he does, I'll let you know.
Jamie's YUMMY Italian:
I licked the plate. His Bruschetta was out of this world:
FUNKY fries. GOOD!
Dinner at last. YUM!
How did it get to be so late? We haven't even seen Westminster Abby!
Here it is at dusk:
And a really crappy picture of the front of Buckingham Palace:
I AM SO TIRED.