Woke up today to a beautiful sunrise. It heated the room and it woke me up to enjoy the sight.
Nothing like eggs, beans on toast, and a costa coffee. Of course, I woke up early to walk to Costa Coffee to get some proper coffee. Today is going to be a busy day because I need to bring Mari to the GP. Hopefully it will all be good news and we will be able to join the group later. The rest of the kiddos are going with Nigel to Freud House and the Florence Nightingale Museum. Thank God Nigel is here to watch over the kiddos.
We are in northwest London waiting for the surgeon to open and see Mari. We decide to wait at a cafe called Four to Five. We have quite some time to kill so we order some coffee. Once I finished my coffee I realize that we still a lot of time to kill. Normally I'd suggest that we walk around but Mari's toe is so swollen it hurts for her to walk. So as I was looking around the cafe I saw one of the patrons with a great looking mint tea. I wanted to see if it was as good as it looked. Verdict? They do it right here.
We got done quickly at the surgeon once we got in to see him. We went back to Bayswater first and filled Mari's prescription at Boots. I grabbed lunch and coffee from Pret-a-Manger and ate a muffin while we waited at Boots. Once she got it, we rushed to Westminster to try and catch the group at the Florence Nightingale Museum in South London. We walked got off at St. James and then walked through Westminster Abbey area to cross the Westminster Bridge. Mari had not seen this area before so we stopped for a few pictures. We met Nigel on the bridge and said our goodbyes. I'm sad we won't see him again because he's really good. I'll miss him.
This is a really cool museum. It's tiny but it was done in a very modern and kind of hipster style. When I first found out we were coming here I wondered how they would build an entire museum around her, however they expanded the museum to cover nursing as a whole. I like it. It was small and didn't take me long to see everything even though everyone was done. We all walked out together when I saw everything.
After being at the doctor's office, all I wanted to do was walk around and enjoy the London scenery. Albert Embankment is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the city because you see a lot of cool landmarks and it is continuous. Plus, there is way more art on the Albert Embankment. I even saw another Shaun the Sheep! This time this one was solid gold. It looked really cool agains the city skyline.
I love the color and personality the murals bring along the water. Without these pieces the Albert side of Embankment would still be pretty but cold. Sometimes places like this need these unexpected pieces to really make it unique.
After the museum, Dr. Flynn, Dylan, and I were walking around Embankment to see the changing skyline of London. It has changed so much. There are some cool murals here though!
There are a lot of views on embankment that is pretty iconic and beautiful, however this one is my personal favorite. I have so many pictures from this view, but it still impresses me.
We have found more sheep! Eureka! There were two of them in front of St. Paul's!
This was seriously the BEST show I have ever seen. When you come in you get a stamp on the inside of your right wrist and are immediately taken into the room where you meet Alice through the looking glass. It took me on an interactive ride through Wonderland. In my storyline, I was the Jack of Diamonds and we were full supporters of the Queen of Hearts. We got to meet Humpty Dumpty, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the White Rabbit, and the Mad Hatter. We also got to see the the Clovers (through spy holes in the room) steal bites from the Queen's cake! There was a hot guy who was on the Clover's who I got to sit next to during the Tea Party. He was so cute, but he was with people (Sadness). At the end, you end up at the Wonderland Bar where I could have chatted him up but I did not have any money.
I told some of the students about the show, so Dylan, Sydney, and Daniel got tickets. After I got out from the bar, they were nice enough to wait for me.
The night was still early after the play and I offered to take Dylan, Sydney, and Daniel to Soho for some Post-Theatre food and drinks. We ended up at this place called Bar Soho because the ramen place I wanted to go to was closed. The bar played mostly pop and EDM which wasn't our style, but they had good drinks by the pitcher and it was a nice starter bar.
I was trying to not eat at this point since I had a couple of drinks, but after a little bit I got hungry. I succumbed to the hunger and got a Chicken Kebab near by. I wanted to eat Kebab at least once while I was in here, so that is off my checklist.
When I finally finished my dinner, a promoter hit us up to check out a bar for free. I did not know where else to go from here so this place sounded good. The club was called Zebrano and despite my apprehension the club was bumping. It was playing 90s Hip Hop. Dude, that's my jam. All of us were feeling it and killing it on the dance floor. After about an hour, I realized that we needed to get back to the tube before it closed. However I was not 100% sure what time it closed anymore. So we rushed out of the club to try and catch it.
Unfortunately, we missed the tube and I ended up getting us lost on a bus that was taking us to Edgeware. Eventually we took a bus back to Euston Station where we found a taxi to take us back to the hotel. Adventures on the Night bus for some of the students... CHECK. lol