I had work during the week so we met up after and wandered around London some more. The nights were kind of a blur since we explored all the nearby neighborhoods.
We hit up sights in Chinatown, Soho, and Trafalgar Square. While walking around, we even found where Ben Franklin used to live and Ditta showed me this super cute hidden gem she learned about online – Neal’s Yard.
Day 2: Took her to the rooftop of my office in South Bank. We ended up having dinner there – cheap but yummy pizzas and cider.
Day 3: Had dinner at the Admiralty at Trafalgar Square for some traditional British pies and ale.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I led us astray a bunch so ended up walking miles each day. We kept joking that we would be super fit after her visit instead of putting on vacation weight.
I’m hosting my first visitor – the lovely Ditta.
She is hopping around Europe for the next 2 weeks with my apartment as home base. Thanks to John for lending the air mattress and Anne for the extra comforter. 🙂
I picked her up from the Heathrow on Sunday, dropped off her bag at my place, and straight away began the tour!
We walked along Bank Side to the London Eye, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral.
She saw online that the Coppa Club had outdoor igloos so she made a reservation for dinner there that night. We typed in Coppa Club to Citymapper and made our way there. Of course, we ended up at the wrong one near St. Paul’s. I wish I could say this is the only time that happened during her stay, but we ended up walking 10 miles a day while she was here due in part to my horrible sense of direction.
We ended up in the right place finally and had a couple appetizers and drinks. I wouldn’t say the food was all that great, but it wins for ambiance and view.
After we walked by Tower Bridge and the Tower of London and made our way back. She had counted Sunday as a travel day, but we ended seeing everything she wanted to see in the city in those few hours!