Yesterday we took a bus into London. Our hotel is near Picadilly Circus. It reminds me of time square in New York. Unfortunately it rained all day, so it was very difficult to do any sight seeing. We found a neighborhood that we were told had great \indian food--but wound up being very disappointed in the restaurant we chose. Sigh. Later, we found a nice restaurant called Wolsely for tea. Gabrielle was happy because they had gluten free poppy seed cake! Apparently it was good (she didn't share!). We went to the hotel bar for some late night drinks. Came across an old Scottish man that talked our ears off! We needed another drink after he left so we could unwind.
Today Gabrielle and I did quite a bit of walking. We saw Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard. We just got done eating some authentic British food (fish and chips, and Chicken Tikka Masala). It was mediocre at best. The beer however has been good. :)
Right now we are at an internet cafe across the street from Nelson's Column. We are planning on doing some shopping and more strolling around.
Tomorrow we leave for Amsterdam at 3. The trip has been exciting so far, can't wait for the next leg of our adventure.