Ready for the next installment of London posts? That’s a hypothetical question because you’re getting the post no matter what the answer is! Wednesday morning we said goodbye to Katy and headed off to our hotel, The London Hilton on Park Lane. The location was perfect and made it very easy to explore London on our own. We had a bus stop right across the street and it was a short walk to a tube station. Wednesday was one of our last “free days” where we didn’t have any tours booked with our package. We decided to fill the day with The Royal Day Out at Buckingham Palace. It’s a three part tour that includes The Queen’s Gallery, The Royal Mews, and The State Rooms. The tours are only offered during certain times of the year, basically when The Queen is visiting Scotland on vacation. You’re not allowed to take photos of The State Rooms but whatever you think the Palace looks like inside, multiply it by a thousand. The amount of gold, marble, and details is just mind blowing. It’s crazy to think that dogs and kids run around that place like it’s a normal residence. We were allowed to take photos outside though and at The Royal Mews and Gallery.
I highly recommend checking this out if you’re visiting during the time frame that Buckingham Palace is open. It was really amazing to see and I’m glad I did it! It was 100% worth the time and money. After our tours, we headed back to our hotel and our room was ready! It was a pretty nice room! It had plenty of space for both of us, the shower had great water pressure (that’s important), and it was clean. The only thing that sucked was for whatever reason people felt the need to stand outside our room to make phone calls and it was loud as fuck. I think one lady was having issues with her condo association or something. We’re not talking muffled voices here. I could clearly hear all the conversations that were being had. Other than that though, the hotel and room were great. We turned into typical tourists for dinner and hit up The Hard Rock Cafe. We were starving by that point and hadn’t had time to really explore what was nearby. It did the job though and we just missed the evening rush. Fun Fact: If you’re in London for the Miami Dolphins game this weekend, that’s the “Home Bar” for the team! The more you know. After dinner we just went back to the room and relaxed. It was a long day and we another long day ahead of us! Yup, there are more posts coming including The London Eye, South Bank, Thames River Cruise, and ya know, that NFL game that I went to see that I’d rather not talk about but I will because I love you guys.
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