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Day 3, April 1
We got our first British breakfast today downstairs in the basement area. I had some hot tea since I had been coughing ALL night long and have a sore throat. I'm definitely in full-blown illness now, (stinkawich) but oh well. Anyway, breakfast consisted of little individual packs of cereal (Rice Krispies and a weird other version of them in multi-grain shapes, and coco puffs), whole apples or oranges, and toast (which they toasted and brought out to you on request). The jellies were black currant and orange marmalade. Not very substantial, but I could eat cereal every day and not get tired of it, so no complaints from me!
We decided to do the British museum and other indoor activities today since it was supposed to rain, which of course it didn't, but we had a great time anyway.
We ate lunch at the museum for a ripoff (Jesse's salad was smaller than a McDonald's side salad and cost 4 pounds/$8!), but my tomato soup was so delicious it was worth every bit.
Next we headed over to St Paul's cathedral, which was gorgeous, but reminded Jesse and me of a cheaper version of St Peter's which we will see in Rome. We climbed the hundreds of stairs to the galleries and got a nice view.
From there, we headed over to the Tower Bridge, stopping to look at London Bridge on the way. We didn't go in the Tower, but just took pictures from the outside.
We ate dinner at a pub across the street from the Tower, called Liberty Bounds, because it had a sign outside saying "Coldest beer in town" and "beer and burger for 4,99"! We both ordered the beer and burger, and it was good. I especially liked the sort of sweet tomato relish that they served with their french fries, but Jesse didn't like it at all. :P The best part about the restaurant was that it had a great view of the Tower right across the street, so we hung out till dark so we could see it lit up.
We took the metro back to Victoria with no problems! Maybe we'll get this down after all!