EuroAdventure Day 9: Lazy day in London

(posted by Emily)

Friday 4 July
Daily Step Count: 18,486

With such a late night coming back from Arcade Fire, Rick and I slept in late on Friday morning. We woke up in time for a quick breakfast in the Executive Lounge at the Doubletree (thanks, Dad) and then went back up to our room and ended up napping until check out!

We noodled around on Carnaby Street, checking out the shops and headed over to Borough Market for lunch. 


We tried a falafel wrap (the best Rick has ever had, he says) which was worth the 15 minue wait in line, a vegan burger, and some Indian street food. All was delicious!


vegan burger
Indian food

falafel
For dessert, we tried an amazing vegan fudge from a bakery called "Free From." All the baked goods are allergy conscious, and the fudge we tried was their Rocky Road flavor. Incredibly delicious!



Dad had booked all of us an afternoon boat cruise, from an area called Little Venice and down through Camden Lock. Rick and I were in the area a little early, and walked around Little Venice before getting on the boat. We even had a chance to lay down on the grass in a nearby park and do some reading!





On our tour, Mike took us down the Regent's Canal and in to Camden. We passed the London Zoo (the canal runs right through the middle of the property), amazing multi-million dollar homes in Regent's Park built by John Nash, and went through the lock in Camden Town. We turned around right outside InSpiral! After heading back, we also went past Paddington Station, where you can moor your boat right outside the underground station.






A home next to the canal in Camden--"only" 4-5 million pounds.....
A triple decker Chinese restaurant built on a boat

Regent's Park homes. The US ambassador's home is just past here




bookstore on a boat!



After the boat ride, we decided to head over to Trafalgar Square to finally show Dad what is on the Fourth Plinth......




Ironically, it took dad a minute to realize that he is "the rooster guy" and that is why we were so excited about the plinth. This, despite the fact that he probably has 8+ rooster figures/statutes in his house :)




We got a kick out of two hints of home on our wanderings to dinner:


(this was a restaurant called Tortilla, selling "real California tacos and burritos")
Dinner was at a Thai restaurant called Busaba Eathai. We had veggie spring rolls, pad thai, and a spinch tofu stirfry. 







Another great day in Londontown! :)

--E&R

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