well, i guess i'll start with our first day and our hotel. we were so giddy on the flight from DFW to heathrow. to fight some of the jet lag, i wanted to try to sleep during the whole flight, so i took an ambien. (nick opted for red wine.) i must have been too excited though, because even with my neck pillow, eye mask, ear plugs, blanket and wool socks on... i couldn't fall asleep. (nick on the other hand passed out after two glasses of wine, go figure.) note to self, find out a way to get into first class on the next international flight.
once we landed, we got oyster cards and cash, and then jumped on the tube to our hotel @ the knightsbridge stop. i loved the tube. it was so convenient and easy to navigate.
headed down to the tube.
our hotel was like a block from harrods and right next door to harvey nichols. :) and, thankfully we were able to check in early. we had amazing views of hyde park from the picture window in our room.
outside of the covent garden tube stop.
at the suggestion of my friend alyssa*, we booked sunday lunch at hawksmoor to enjoy a nice, hearty english roast beef, which is traditionally served on sundays after it has cooked for several hours while you are church. the hawksmoor was rated one of the best sunday roasts last year by the uk guardian - and we could taste why!
*alyssa made lots and lots of fabulous recommendations for us - THANK YOU, ALYSSA!
do we look like we just flew all night?...
we split a plate because it was so massive.
perfectly cooked medium rare beef, yorkshire pudding - yum!, and greens and carrots.
after lunch, we met up with nick's previous boss that hired him at stryker. john, his wife cindy, and their 3 kids have lived in london for the last 3 years. it was so good to see them and catch up!
after a walk through hyde park, we decided to grab a quick meal at wagamama before crashing at 10pm.
cheers to being in london!!