We arrived on Tuesday later in the afternoon and took the underground to Robert and Janet's house (friends of Jessica's parents). The underground is not as luggage-friendly/handicap accessible as Madrid metro is, so we schlepped the suitcases up and down lots of stairs. I felt bad for Jess because she had ALL her luggage since she was leaving from London to the USA. We were working up a sweat especially because London was so hot all week! It was wonderful once we could put our suitcases down. Apparently we had just missed bad weather! *Side note: I grabbed my camera to discover that my laptop, which was also in my purse, had smashed into it and broke the screen. Luckily I could still take pictures, I just couldn't see a single thing I was taking a picture of! So most of these pictures are off, but some turned out surprisingly well.*
Robert and Janet's house was so cute. Very British looking, and in a great area! They made us dinner the first night and we sat and chatted for over 4 hours! We had so much fun getting to know them. They were really great! Robert loves to cook so he also made us breakfast the next morning. It was AWESOME.
We grabbed a quick dinner and headed to Victoria Station because we had bought tickets to see Wicked. It was such a great performance. I can never look at Wizard of Oz the same again! Definately, definately recommended.
Friday was our "shopping day." We went to Oxford Street and the streets surrounding it, and bought some really cute NECESSARY ;) things. After shopping we went to Portobello Road and Knotting Hill, where all the elite live. There were little children running around in their school uniforms, which required hats like in Mary Poppins. It was hilarious. Portobello Road was really cute, and we ate at a really delicious restaurant. I got the veggie burger (first one in months!) and it was so good even Jess wish she had ordered it.
Tea time! My favorite time :)
My favorite was the scone with the butter and jelly...the butter has a special name, like clotted cream or something. I can't remember.After getting Dad's Man U Jersey :), we went back to the house because Robert and Janet were making a big dinner since we were leaving in the morning and their friend who was in town only for the day was also leaving in the morning. It was delicious and then Jess and I spent the rest of the night packing and watching movies on my computer. It was a great trip and I really enjoyed London. It felt a little bit like home because of the coffee shops, English, and cutesy shops everywhere.