We did make a stop at H&M, my favorite clothing store in London, and made a few purchases. This store is very young and hip (of which I am neither) but I can always get ideas, and find a few great pieces to update my wardrobe.
We ate an early dinner at Piccolino,
where anyone who reads my blog knows that I had to have some of my favorite chicken livers.
We walked through Trafalgar Square
to Villiers Street and enjoyed a glass of "old wood tawny port" at Gordon's Wine Bar,
where Rebecca was almost too tall for the old cellar's ceiling. http://www.gordonswinebar.com/
We decided to walk through Victoria Embankment Gardens,
just before they locked the gates for the night. The gardens
are really peaceful in the evening, without the daytime crowds.
We stopped for a moment to pay homage to Sir Arthur Sullivan
at his lovely memorial statue.
We walked toward
St. Paul's Cathedral,
and crossed the
while the sky changed
The art festival was on the southbank beneath the
Royal Festival Hall, on both sides of Festival Pier.
We browsed in some of the kiosks, but by now we were beginning to feel the lack of sleep,
so we posed for
photos on the
and headed back
to our hotel.
view is even more beautiful when seen in real life, from the