Thursday, June 2, 2011

London Day 2!

My second day in London was a little more relaxed than the first! After some much needed sleep, we got the day started by going to a local coffee shop on her street. I love that coffee shop atmospheres are pretty much universal. I expected to walk in and feel a different sort of British vibe, but there was none to be found. I felt like I could have been back home here in Texas. I loved that feeling! Next on the list was Camden Market!

This picture is a glimpse of the tube (A.K.A. the underground). This was our means of transportation everywhere if we weren't on our feet. Basically, you take the tube from station to station then walk a few streets to your actual destination. My feet were KILLING me during my whole stay in London, no lie. London is huge number one and number two, they don't really have even roadways.

These were some seats at Camden Market that I thought were really nifty.

Camden Market is basically a HUGE marketplace with booths and stands set up with local foods and shopping. A lot of the stuff was really cool but some was generic. The organization of this place was absurd. Emily and I were trying to make sure we didn't miss anything but it was so difficult knowing which direction to go or how to get back to somewhere we had been before. I had an amazing fruit smoothie here right by Regents Canal.

Speaking of, this is Regents Canal. Well really, this is a picture of a swan. I saw so many swans in England! I mean this may not be very cool for everyone, but as a Texan girl I find this kinda neat! And they were HUGE! I would honestly be a little frightened if I were really close to one of these things.

Here is Emily and me still at the market. It was so nice to be outside for so long without sweating pints. If this marketplace were in Texas, it would not be a pleasant experience.

Next on the list was dinner. We once again hopped on the tube and then made a long walk to a pub next to our after dinner plans. This picture is me on the millennium bridge with St. Paul's Cathedral in the background. Excuse the windblown hair look. At dinner, I had a burger to try out the British take on it. It definitely wasn't the same and I honestly didn't really enjoy it. The chips (A.K.A. fries) were good though.

Then after dinner we headed to the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. We had standing tickets for "Much Ado About Nothing". It was really cool to be there and actually see a play!

Here is me standing with my drink, waiting for the play to begin. I had some apple cider thing that was actually quite good. Standing the entire play wasn't as bad as you may think though! We were able to sit down during intermission so it wasn't bad. The play itself was actually quite good! I enjoyed it a lot! I've read the play more than once and seen other versions and this one definitely made it to the top! "Much Ado About Nothing" is one of Shakespeare's only comical plays and they really played it up. And GUESS WHO WAS IN IT!?! Remember the TV show Fresh Prince of Be lair?? And the butler, Geoffrey?? He was in this play! How crazy is that!? Also some actress from The Kings Speech and an actor from Titanic! How cool is that?

Stay tuned for Day 3..


  1. This looks like so much fun! I wish I could go to the Globe Theater. Can't wait for day 3!

  2. That swan is looking mighty comfortable on the cement. What if a person wanted to walk there? I bet the swan would win.

  3. This sounds like the perfect day to me! :)

  4. While I anxiously await day three, I passed the Versatile Blog Award on to you! Stop by and pick it up! Happy blogging :).

  5. What an amazing time you are having, I would love to go to Camden Market too! :)

    The Cat Hag


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