11 July 2010

The Eye

It's nice to visit somewhere you're familiar with and just relax...no pressure to see the sites, roam with the locals. We started the day with breakfast in St. James Park on the sunny roof deck of Inn The Park. I've never seen so many diverse groups of people parked on blankets enjoying one another's company for the day. Must be nice. We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering the streets of Covent Garden, shopping, taking in the street entertainers and stopping here and there for a few brews. I of course found my way to the one and only Orla Kiely flagship store and the infamous Paperchase. At dusk we boarded the London Eye, the world's tallest observation wheel at 443 ft with panoramic views stretching 25 miles...amazing. We closed out the night by catching the end of the World Cup final while dining outside in the center of Leicester Square, just in time to watch hours of chanting Spanish fans parade the streets. This city never sleeps.

Covent Garden

London Eye

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