london recap

Outside Selfridge's

Outside Selfridge's

Day one: up at 5:15, land in London at 8:45, shopping shopping shopping around Regents Street, afternoon tea at Selfridge’s.

Selfridge's. We had tea in that yellow cafe in the bottom.

Selfridge's. We had tea in that yellow cafe in the bottom.

Day two: to Portobello Road and Notting Hill, then out to central London to see the Houses of Parliament and the Eye. In the evening we had dinner at Wagamama’s and saw “The Woman in Black.”

Hey look, London in the sun! Hey look...a big ugly white tarp.

Hey look, London in the sun! Hey look...a big ugly white tarp.

Rides in double-decker bus: at least 10
Rides in double-decker bus with Italian couple trying to work out the royal family: 1

Old-school bus.  I thought they'd all been retired but we saw a few on the roads.

Old-school bus. I thought they'd all been retired but we saw a few on the roads.

Aston Martins: 4
Bentleys: 4
Audi R8s: 2
Nissan GTRs: 1

From Harrods - vodka with a scorpion in it.  There's a whole line of weird bug food, including curry worms and baked tarantulas.

From Harrods - vodka with a scorpion in it. There's a whole line of weird bug food, including curry worms and baked tarantulas.

On Sunday we ate lunch at UpMarket, which had a great assortment of ethnic food – Brazilian, Chinese, Ethiopian, and more, plus fresh-squeezed juices and crepes.

Paella

Paella

Handmade cupcakes

Handmade cupcakes

Curry etc

Curry etc

The Portobello Road market on Saturday had an amazing array of antiques – books, china, vintage clothes, old cameras, toys, telescopes, absolutely everything.
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And finally, my purchases:
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The earrings are from Monsoon, the necklace and dress are from the markets.

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