Helloooooo from London!  The past two days have just flown by.  And boy am I tired!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have been sight seeing and eating like crazy!  I got in on Saturday morning at 9:45 am, and after that it was just go, go, go!

After checking into my hotel, showering and getting ready, I met up with my coworker Jas.  We had lunch at a little Italian place called Prezzo.  I ordered a goat cheese and roasted vegetable salad, and Jas ordered the prawn risotto.  Absolutely delish!

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We then got on the Tube so that we could meet up my other co-worker Bhusha for a proper walking tour of London.  We met her by the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye.

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The three of us then walked over to Buckingham Palace, passing Westminster Abbey on our way.

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So, I am definitely one of those freaks that loves all things “Royal.”  Bhusha and Jas got a kick out of how excited I would get every time we saw something that had to do with the Royal family.  I couldn’t help it.  I was the quintessential tourist!

We then took a break and met up with another co-worker of ours at Fortnom and Mason for tea.  I went against the grain and ordered hot chocolate.  I followed in Jas’ footsteps and ordered scones as well.  They came with clotted cream and jam.  It was so fun to sit and chat while eating our treats.  I felt so British!

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After a couple of hours of talking we got back to our walking tour which included Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, and the Waterloo Bridge.

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After miles of walking we were finally hungry for dinner.  Since I had never had dim sum before, Bhusha and Jas decided to take me to a place called Ping Pong.  The food was so flavorful and everything we ordered was unique.  But honestly, my favorite part of the meal was my drink.  It was called the Ginseng Passion – a little bit of sweet citrus with hints of bitterness.  YUM!

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We pretty much stuffed ourselves silly!

We ended the night with a walk down Millennium Bridge – the views of London were spectacular.  Such a beautiful city!  I’m kind of in love.  I told Vishnu that we have to come back and experience it together.

Ok, time for bed.  More about day 2 later…

What’s your favorite city in the world? 

By Parita

6 thoughts on “London – Day 1”
  1. I’m amazed that you had the energy to do so much after getting off a crazy long overnight flight! Cant wait to hear more.. Enjoy your stay there!

  2. This was such a fun read and also made me nostalgic, I really enjoyed my time in London. The food looks yummy, especially the scones. Favorite city is NYC, of course! London and Barcelona are second! Have a great time P.

  3. I’m impressed buddy- you covered all the major sights in such a short time span! how amazing is London to do so much by foot!

    Lets just say at least you ordered scones and jam…that made up for the hot chocolate. 😉

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