Clarendon Serviced Apartments - Discovery Dock East
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... grocery stores, 3 pharmacies, 1 department store, and IKEA. All to no avail. No hair dryers! UGH! This might not normally be an issue if I lived in Austin or Houston – women have been air drying their hair for long time, after all. But this is London weather – wet and humid and windy. This trifecta of weather conditions results in very frizzy hair, not something I want when I make a first impression at the (very) posh office!
Cue my new friend, Sarah. ...
... is said to be that of a small boy (actually the son of Lord Michelham, the man who funded the sculpture). The angel of peace was modelled on Beatrice Stewart. The statue is the largest bronze sculpture in Europe.
From there we walked to the Handel ...
That morning we were still recuperating after our long three days travelling down from Scotland to England, but that afternoon we were going ice skating. We were going skating at Somerset House at dusk. They lit up the ice with lights and play music as people (tried to) skate around the rink. We're were on the ice for ...
... got back to the hostel pretty late, and fell right asleep in my "mixed" dorm of four guys and me. (Remind me never again to stay in anything but a female dorm - it was just weird!)
The next day I went straight out again and caught the tube to Camden Town, a neighborhood in north London known for it's wacky and retro vibe, and it's friendliness towards young backpackers. But on the way, I decided I couldn't resist going a bit further to King's Cross Station, the scene of Platform 9 ...
... of lobster and salmon with lobster bisque for my entree, and Cotswold lamb with vegetables for mains. Dylan chooses poached lobster tail for entree, and Sea Bass fillet with oyster and caviar sauce for main. We are recommended the dessert selection which is a taster of all the desserts from the menu to share. Oh my god. We get appetisers to the table, 3 bite sized things which I can't remember the name of, but each was very tasty, and unique. Then a palate cleansing ...
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