Day 3, 4 & 5
01.07.2011 20 °C
Well we have done the tourist thing and jumped on the big red bus and toured the city with the other 4,999,996 tourists well thats what it feels like. It was really commercialised, I mean way over the top with lots of hard sell to see other attractions. After only a couple of days I have learnt that the Americans really need to learn to shut up or even better stay home. They are just like a hi viz vest they are so loud and in your face.
Part of the hop on hop off bus tour is a walking tour to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. They promised us a jolly good time so we chased this tour guide up the mall stopping at sites to be regaled with royal stories. Then we got to St James Palace and watched the guards come out and then we literally chased them along with the other 4,999,996 tourists up the mall to the palace. People were running, jumping, dragging their children in an attempt to keep pace with the guardsmen, an absolutely hilarious situation. I am not a monarchist and I think the Queen tried to kill me this day by placing a banana in my path. I hit this banana and bam I was off skating down the footpath arms flaying to keep my balance, luckily Angela threw out a lifeline and stopped me going down no thanks to my children who were laughing their arses off.
Having had enough of the sightseeing we hit the shops with the kids & Angela (and me) eager to spend some of their (and mine) cash. We navigated our way to Regent, Carnaby & Oxford streets by mid morning and found the going pretty easy even managing to find a half decent coffee & breakfast along the way. There is something wrong when breakfast comes with fries and something even weirder when the cafe is run by Italians! but that didn't stop Cristian.
The Londoners are spoilt for choice or the vice versa is we in Adelaide are being ripped off. We found plenty of bargains but the icing on the cake was the Ferrari store on Regent Street we were in red heaven.
Friday is our last day in London before our eurpean tour so its on to see the last few sights of London town