Matt's Leaving Do!
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6pm Friday Night-Got home to my flat after work to meet Hannah so that she can drop off her bags at my house as she is staying the weekend and then we can get ready to go to Matt's leaving do at the River Bar near Tower Bridge. OMG it was so good to finally see Hannah again! I haven't seen here since the beginning of May when she left for her Contiki tour. We took a little bit longer than normal to get ready because we couldn't stop talking and we were eating crackers with hummous which is so good!
8pm-After the LONGEST tube journey ever we finally make it to Tower Hill station. Apparently a WW2 bomb has been found in White Chapel so all the tube lines are facing majour delays. We walked across the tower bridge which is amazing in it's self and took loads of pictures like proper tourists do.
There were loads of other travbuddies there...Matt (mattgtfour), Mike (globetrottingmike), John (londonstudent), Pat(horus380), Colin(I still don't know your travbuddy ID yet!), Louise (1morespicy), Nathan (nathan85), Ben (ben589), Ben (ben_brett_1111), Ben (smeeb20000), Warren (otto219), Ruby (2win), Hannah (hannah-lou), Tiffany (tiffibear24???), her friend Wendy, Matt ofcourse (mat-uk), and me...sorry if I am forgetting anyone but don't think I am!
So like any travbuddy get together the drinks started pouring.
After the first couple drinks and a few shots were in some people started to dance. I think it was Matt's (uk) little brother who was the star of the dance floor. Oh man could that kid dance. He was wicked good and had the best robot ever! I had fun dancing like an idiot with him until I realised that Louise was filming it!
We later realised that Ben589 and Wendy were getting a little cosy in the little side room so being the good friends that we are we burst in on them taking pictures! Then we realised that the little side room was pretty sweet so the rest of the travbuddy gang ended up partying in there for the majority of the night.
Eventually the bar had to shut and we all got the boot :( Matt-uk mentioned this bar across the bridge that should still be open so we started the trek across to Tower Bridge taking lots of goofy pics and having a good time. We were walking for quite some time and managed to make it to the bar just to find out it was closed! So like any travbuddy get together, we hung out in the street for a while contemplating what we could do next. At thos point Louise had to go to the washroom and me and her set out for some random hotel to use their washroom.
Louise and I ran (actually ran) to catch up with the others and eventually did. Tiffany ended up catching a cab back to Warren's in Chelmsford which cost her £150!! Can't believe that! The rest of us were in search of a bar! So we walked, and we walked, and then we walked some more.
Eventually we came across Liverpool station and we walked and walked and we decided to get food so now we were on a mission for somewhere to eat that was open really late or for 24 hours. Evetually Ben589 and Wendy caught a cab to go home and it was Warren, Louise, Ben Brett, Ben Smeeb, Mattgtfour, Hannah, Ruby, and me left. We came across this restaurant that was just closing and the guy told us that there was a 24 hour McDonalds at Liverpool street tube station just down the street...just down the street? We were there not too long ago? Turns out we did a 2 hour MASSIVE loop around Livepool Station lol. Anyways we all went to the McDonalds and got a nice dinner.
3am-So were still sitting outside McDonald's chatting and having a good time. Mattgtfour had to leave and said goodbye. I do remember he said we can party at his one night though...keeping you to that!! haha. It started to get a bit chilly outside so we all went inside. We had such a good time chatting about absolutley nothing and just having a laugh. Poor Hannah was asleep on my lap the whole time though, it was so cute! We all decided to just hang around until the tubes started running again at 5:30am. Louise had gotten a call earlier in the night saying that her sister was in labour and would have her baby soon so she was pretty excited about that. She decided to leave around 5am to go home and catch some zzz's so she would be refreshed to go to the hospital in the morning.
5:45am Friday Night/Saturday morning-It got near the time when the tubes would open again and we were discussing what we should do.