Hellooooooo. It's just before midnight here in foggy (but not foggy at all because we're the luckiest tourists ever) Londontown!

Today included jaunts to all parts of London, starting with another trip to the TKTS booth to purchase tickets for We Will Rock You. But... more on that show later.

After successfully obtaining tickets, we went over to Covent Garden to eat some lunch and see what it's all about. The verdict? I <3>very reminiscient of Boston - or, well, I guess that'd be the other way around. Either way, it reminded me a lot of the Quincy Market area in Boston.

We walked around the different kiosks a bit, where I'll be returning tomorrow to purchase an adorable dress for my niece, Willa.

While on the quest to find somewhere to eat, we walked into the middle of a street performance that caught our attention, so we stopped to watch it.

This guy:

He was a comedian/general juggling escape artist performer.

Mike being told to raise his hand... but why...?

To be a selected volunteer of course! (Coincidence that him and the other guy match.)

'Twas a fun little show.

Afterwards, we found a restaurant nearby and grabbed lunch there:

And our desert was a waffle...

After Covent Garden, we made the journey out to East London to see the Tower of London, which is not so much a tower as it is a castle...

Oh, and the London Bridge...

We didn't end up going inside the castle, because it would have cost 17 pounds each... and really, it was quite nice from the outside.

After that excursion, we went out to Camden Market in... uh... Camden. It was pretty much London's St. Marks Place, only with more street shops. Same general tone though. Which is AWESOME.

Looked around a bit there, and then tore myself away before I bought every pretty funky dress there was. (Which was a lot).

Got back on the tube and went out to the area where the theater for We Will Rock You is, and ate at a really cool pizzaria called Italian Grafitti.

The pizza was amazing, and I've now decided that our next worldwide trip must be to Italy.

And then we ventured over to the Dominion Theatre to take in some Queen music. The show was really pretty bad. It was fun to hear Queen songs sung by insanely talented people, but overall it was a pretty ridiculous story with pretty bad writing. But they performed Bohemian Rhapsody at the end, so I can be pretty forgiving. :)

Now we are back in the hotel room, getting ready to sleep. We did not make the goal of waking up early this morning to catch breakfast, unfortunately. Mainly because we were up at 5am because the carbon monoxide alarm was going off in the apartment in New York, and Mariah contacted us. Thankfully it was just the batteries going dead and no actual carbon monoxide. And now the fire department knows our place. ;-)

But TOMORROW - we vow to get up early to finally take advantage of the hotel breakfast, and then start knocking off the last of our sight seeing. Left on my list: Notting Hill, Abbey Road, Fleet Street, back to Covent Garden. And then we have tickets for Waiting for Godot tomorrow night. Sunday we'll be going out to Shakespeare's Globe to catch a show for 5 pounds. I thought it was a nice match for our last day. :)

Sleep now. More tomorrow!



    If you want good (and cheap!) pizza, go to 'House of Coffees' on Gloucester Road, right near the Gloucester Road tube stop on the circle/district/picadilly line! It's 3.75 (pounds) for a personal pizza with up to four toppings! It's AWESOME!


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