Breakfast today was different. For the first time, the girl helping us (every day another one btw) told us we could just sit wherever we want. Breakfast tasted nice. I did enjoy it.
Today we planned to go watch the changing of the guards. But we were also eager to send some mail to The Netherlands and the UK. And some of the mail required large envelopes, something the local postal office did not seem to sell. Luckily a Pound Stretcher store was nearby. There, I also bought three pairs or fluffy socks (yay!); zebra print, pink leopard and plain pink. So awesome. And a lot cheaper than the ones I can get in The Netherlands. Once all the mail was ready, we realized it was too late to get to Buckingham Palace. So we just decided to skip it today. Maybe Thursday then.
We traveled from Edgware to Baker Street, via King's Cross St. Pancras. We took the Metropolitan line. And it was here that I first heard the 'Mind the Gap' message out loud since we arrived here last week.
At Baker Street, we went straight to 221b Baker Street. We also found out it's not an actual address (anymore). Obviously we noticed the Sherlock Holmes museum. ChEeTaH wanted to see the souvenir shop. I on the other hand got annoyed because we don't have any money any more to spend on souvenirs. And then he wants to take me to a souvenir shop? Hell no.
We had loads of time to spend, but nowhere to go. ChEeTaH spotted a Starbucks. So far, every attempt to go to Starbucks has failed. Simply because it's either closed or just too busy. I'm not going in there, spending a lot of money on a drink that I have to take with me again and not having any place to sit. I don't like strolling down the street with a drink in my hand. After yesterday, my legs were still hurting badly, so I had the need to sit.
So no Starbucks then.
We also spotted Costa Coffee. But this one, was next to the Starbucks and was just as busy, maybe even worse!
So no Costa Coffee either. Pfffrt.
And then we came across the EAT. (The Real Food Company). There was enough room to sit, inside and out. They had free wifi. And the drinks were pretty cheap as well! So we got two cokes. We had a bit of an early lunch inside, 2 Ham & Jarlsberg baguettes (unfortunately English cheese isn't the same quality as Dutch cheese), a chocolate muffin and a strawberry cupcake!
When we were done, we slowly walked towards Madame Tussauds. We already had tickets for this. Despite the pain in my legs and feet, I had a great time. Junior went on many pictures with many celebrities. Pay attention to Junior's website because he will soon be updating with lots of cool pictures. Imagine Beyoncé or Barack Obama posing with Junior! People were laughing about Junior. Everyone seemed to like it. At Madame Tussauds, we also watched Marvel Super Heroes in 4D. This was really cool!
Again, we didn't buy any souvenirs. If I would have known how many cool souvenirs they sold at Madame Tussaud's, I would have saved more money.
We traveled to Waterloo station pretty quickly. There we decided to wait a little, before entering the London Eye around sunset. But first we watched the London Eye experience in 4D. We were indeed in the London Eye during sunset. I made some great pictures! Again, people noticed us taking a few pictures of Junior. And people were laughing again. Some even took pictures of Junior! People really like Junior.
After the London Eye experience, I took a few more pictures at the pier, and then we continued to the Namco building, where we went to Costa Coffee. Unfortunately there was a corporate party so dinner was taking some time. We waited for over an hour, but I didn't mind that much. Just as long as I could sit down and relax, use free wifi and watch some TV. After drinking a coke and a hot chocolate, we got our pizza and chips dinner. There was something wrong with the communication between staff members. The girl serving us the plates of food, gave us ketchup and barbecue sauce. I don't like either of these. And yesterday we got sour cream with salt, pepper and vinegar. I absolutely loved that! She seemed annoyed that I asked for sour cream. When she came back again with drinks, I asked if I could have some pepper. This time she seemed even more annoyed. What's the problem? We had the same items yesterday. I didn't enjoy today's visit to Costa Coffee as much as yesterday. Service was so-so and it was freezing inside! Food tasted nice though. And we got to see the first half of the England-Montenegro game.
When we left, I took a few more pictures of the London Eye and of course the Big Ben. The lights made everything so pretty. After that we traveled back from Waterloo to Edgware.
In Edgware we texted the taxi service. 30 Minutes later there still wasn't a taxi. I got annoyed. It's cold outside, it's dark, there are people outside that make me feel uncomfortable. I texted again. 15 Minutes later, no taxi. We decided to grab a different taxi service. Expensive compared to the taxi service we normally use, but it was almost 11pm and we were tired and just wanted to go to the hotel. I did send a third text, because we're decent people and want to let them know we want to cancel the request. 45 minutes is too long.
Luckily the WHSmith store around the corner is open 24hrs a day. So ChEeTaH bought a couple of Buxton bottles, another Frijj milkshake (Thick & Smooth Chocolate Fudge Brownie) and a Lion candy bar.