After arriving and gathering my bearings a bit I set out around the corner from our hotel into Kensington Gardens. If I remember correctly it's the largest city park in Europe. While unusual for London,it was a perfectly sunny day and many local families were out picnicing on the lawns or playing on the Princess Diana Playground.
I strolled over to Kensington Palace which is the home of William and Kate. Like everything in London, it definitely had a regal feel to it with its gold plated gates encasing the massive home.
Parts are open to the public for touring for a fee. I moved along and followed the gardens out of the park. I was on a mission. Harrod's Food Halls.
Inside is bustling with people popping in and out of the various halls and ogling over all of the designer goods. I of course headed straight for the food. You can get everything from chocolate bars to caviar. I jumped over to the bakery for a nibble.
I studied everything for a long time and contemplated getting one of each before settling on a butter croissant dough, cinammon sugared doughnut. Hands down the best doughnut I've ever had. Every bite melted in my mouth and I had to stop myself from shoveling the whole thing down to quickly.
After leaving Harrod's I checked into my hotel finally and took a much needed nap. It cured the last of my plane illness and afterwards my roommate Jess and I set out with the rest of our tour group to some nearby pubs.
A group of us bought a pitcher of Pimm's--very popular among the Brits. It tasted like a sparkling sangria--fruity and refreshing!
After a few drinks we called it a night. Tomorrow starts bright and early with a tour of London 's greatest landmarks!