Friday May 1st.
My last day in London :( I woke up early, grabbed my traditional english breakfast and went to Oxford St. for some more shopping and bought a pretty cool picture frame that looks like a TV. Then I rushed back to my hotel to meet with the wonderful Oli, a friend of mine who I met in New Zealand but is from England.
It was a great last day as Oli and I tried to do some of the many things in London that I have not done yet. First we went to the London Dungeon where I constantly screamed like a little school girl and he didn’t seem phased at all, pish whatever… Oli.
Sadly one of their rides was broken but the rest of it was pretty cool, I really liked the Sweeny Todd part of it and we learned a bit about Jack the Ripper too. After getting freaked out at the London Dungeon we had a quick a lunch and then decided to head over to Hyde park and go on a paddle boat ride of the Serpentine. It was a great day for a boat ride too as the sun was shining and it was quite warm out, no winter jacket for me like I had been wearing in Scotland and Ireland. After watching other paddle boats being “attacked” by geese we hopped out, strolled through the park and tried to find a place for Dinner.
The plan was to go on the Jack the Ripper walking tour at 7:30pm so we headed to the part of the city where it starts from for supper and ended up at a great Italian place looking over the Thames with great views. Dinner ran a little longer than expected so we had to quickly get to the meeting point of the tour but oddly couldn’t find the group. Oli then texted Q&A i think it was called. Q&A is this great texting company that you can text any question and they will send you back the answer. (this was also good at resolving a few other questions that day) After texting them we realized we couldn’t find the group because we were on the wrong side of the Thames and in the wrong spot. Ooops! However if that hadn’t happened we wouldn’t of gotten to walk across the Tower Bridge which was pretty cool as we tried to find the tour group, but with no success we just went and had some ice cream in Leicester square. Always a great way to finish the night! and a perfect last day to a great trip!
Saturday May 2, back to Halifax – time to get a job :(