London’s weather was out of this world…not a cloud in the sky & the sun shining. So when we arrived we quickly checked in to our hotel (Saint Martin’s Lane Hotel), freshened up & we were out the door!
Our first to-do was to locate The Original London hop on/hop off bus tour – these bus tours are the perfect tool to get to know any city like the back of your hand! After a quick loop on the bus we decided to hop off the bus & hop on the boat cruise that treks you around the Thames River (came free with our bus tour). The views on & around the river were breathtaking – The London Eye, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey & Big Ben to just name a few! We popped off the cruise at the Tower of London, which not only holds some of of the most precious jewels in the world but also has numerous crowns & adornments that the Queen still wears today. Hey, how can a girl resist seeing real crowns with thousands of diamonds!?!
Seems only fitting that we rounded out our first night with a meal for a king…at Zuma. It was recommended by the one & only Gwen P. Well, it was recommended by her, on her blog in 2008 – but who really cares. It was absolutely fantastic! Their specialty drinks, miso eggplant, seaweed salad & sushi rolls were out of this world!
Keep on reading to hear about the rest of our visit in good ol’ London…