We hit a pub on the way back, Fuller’s Black Bird, to sample pub food and watch Germany take on Greece in the EUFA Cup. The boys vote for fish and chips, I slurp on leek and potato soup followed by Yorkshire pudding with sausages, Mui goes traditional with a steak pie and Wes has a sausage pie. Pub food gets the thumbs up.
We head to our hotel the Trebovir which quite possibly has the smallest bathroom we have ever seen.. imagine, if you will, the bathroom on a plane, plus a shower in the same amount of space, yes we have entered the twilight zone of tiny bathrooms. Kids are pooped but we have reservations for a bike tour around London at 3pm, off to find lunch.
First stop lunch near our hotel in the Earl’s Court area. We find Wagamama Noodle Rest…if you have ever had ramen in any joint in Santa Clara…Halu, Kahoo, Orenchi…DO not bother ..this upscale Asian fusion joint is nothing to write home about. There is one in Harvard Square in Boston, note to self..don’t bother.
We meet our bike guide..Chris for our “Secret Tour of London” the weather is grey and drizzly, fitted on cruisers we head out for the sites..London drivers are not fond of cyclists!! We zig zag through the city seeing the Tower Bridge, Leadenhall Market (also known as Diagon Alley!) Burough Market, The Monument, Globe Theatre, Brick Lane and the Tower of London. A nice overview of London.