Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 4--Southwark Cathedral, Walk on the Thames, The Globe, Tate Modern, Borough Market, Covent Garden, Carnaby Street, Busaba, Fiori's for dessert!

Last day in London...

Always such a sad thing. London is a city like no other. A city that you never grow tired of. A city that is in a sense, magical.

We started out by heading to Southwark Cathedral. It was pretty amazing.

We were planning on going to the Borough Market, but it was about 8 am, and they were nowhere near being open. 

We took a walk on the Thames, which was so beautiful. We couldn't have asked for better weather, either.

Can you ask for a better place to take pictures, with St. Paul's in the back? Don't mind my dad's arm in the back ;)

The Globe is right on the Thames, and we went to see it. It was pretty amazing. My mom and I were going to go see a performance of Dr. Faustus, but got talked out of it. That's the one thing I regret not doing. It was 5 pounds for goodness sake!

After that, we went to the Tate Museum of Modern Art. Olivia went here with her class, and wanted to give it another try. Talk about a waste of time. Good thing it was free! Modern art is the complete antithesis of what is beautiful, good, and truthful. It does not make sense to me at all. 

We walked into one room, and it was literally a video of trash blowing in the wind. Really? That's art?

This was the only thing worth seeing
We were ready to go pretty soon.

We headed back to the Borough Market, and let me tell you, what a treat! Definitely a must if you go to London. 

The food is so fresh and so cheap. We had so much fun just walking around and looking at all the different kinds of foods.

I got really excited when I found some more Turkish Delight--by this point I was almost out of my Harrods Turkish Delight. 

They had so many more flavors, and it was so much cheaper. Just look at the swirls in the pieces of delight! So good!

We headed to Covent Gardens just to look around. Covent Gardens is a pretty fun place with all the street performers, but kind of a touristy place. 

After Covent, we headed to Carnaby Street which is a street (many actually) devoted to shops. There are no cars on the streets, so it's a fun place to look around and go shopping. 

It started raining on us, so we headed back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. 

We ended up back at Busaba Ethai! Who would've thought? It was the one place we could all agree on. And it's delicious. 

After dinner, we walked through Chinatown, and after searching and searching, I found something I have been craving for a long time. Steamed bread. If you ever go to China, you have to get steamed bread. It's so good, and I knew they would have it in London. I was so excited when I finally found it, I took a picture with the lady that sold it to me in the bakery. She probably thought I was so crazy freaking out over a piece of bread, but unless you've tasted in, you don't understand what this means.

After dinner, me and Olivia went to get dessert, while my mom and dad went on a super long walk. We were done with walking everywhere by this point, so we went to a little cafe instead. 

Fiori's was a little cafe right in the middle of Leicester Square.

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