We woke up at around 6:45 this morning after going to sleep around midnight. I was up at 3 and at 6 before finally getting out of bed at 6:45 and I don’t think Tiffany slept very well either.
We made breakfast and drank some tea on the patio in the back yard before we each took a shower and got dressed for the day. Our first stop was at Brick Lane Market in Shoreditch. It was mostly just junk for sale, but there were a ton of food vendors to choose from and one booth in particular that had really excellent fresh squeezed juice. I had some lemon ginger juice and some strawberry mango juice. We walked around for a long time before I got a ham and cheese crepe and Tiffany got creamy pork ramen soup. For dessert, I had a caramel chocolate filled churro and Tiffany had a Nutella and banana crepe.
Next, we went to Kings Cross Station to have our pictures taken at Platform 9 3/4 and to see the shop at Platform 9 3/4. After that, we went to a shopping center where I was able to get a SIM card for my phone before we wandered through the shops.
From the shopping center, we took the Tube to Baker Street and went to the Sherlock Holmes Museum. It was okay, but the £15 per person price tag seemed like a bit much. I probably would have enjoyed it much more if I had actually read the books instead of just watching the movies and tv show.
From Baker Street, we went to Paddington Station. I remembered reading that Hagrid and Harry had gone there for burgers after leaving Diagon Alley and I was hoping to eat a burger wherever they are a burger from. The only option we could find was McDonald’s, so we each got a cheeseburger and sat down to eat them near the Paddington Bear shop, which we went into next.
We were both very tired after all of this, so we came back to the flat to hang out for a little while before deciding what to do next. We eventually went to a place called Love Shake in Shoreditch to have milkshakes and picked up some late night pizza, a lot of which we are putting in the refrigerator to save for tomorrow.
I’m not quite sure yet what we will do tomorrow as it largely depends on what time we wake up, but we got lots and lots of walking in today!