Tower of London, more Westminster, London Eye and crusin the Thames
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March 7th, 2009 – by: normrider2001
After the Tower, we hopped on a bus to Trafalgar Square. We had a quick lunch at the Silver Cross pub. I had fish & chips. They were enjoyable but nothing too special. We made our way to the Churchill Museum and the Cabinet War Rooms.
We then made our way over to Leicester Square and then Covent Garden. Covent Garden was especially interesting. There were several street performers that were pretending they were statues. When you put money in the box they would react. I put money in this one girl mimes container and she and she wanted a kiss on the cheek, so I obliged.
We then made our way across the river to the London Eye. We got great shots of the city of London. After the eye, we took a cruise down the Thames back to Tower Hill.
After a 20 minute nap, we went to eat at a Pakistani restaurant called Tayyab's. This restaurant was crazy. There was about 30 or 40 people waiting inside the restaurant for a table. The restaurant doesn't serve alcohol since it is Muslim owned, but they allow you to bring your own. So many people in line had a bottle of beer or wine in hand. After about an hour in line, I decided that I needed a drink so I bought a litre of beer at a nearby convenience store while Flo stood in line. I thought I would have finished the beer by the time we got a table, but I was wrong. We were in line for at least 2 and a half hours. Believe it or not other people were waiting too. Letting people drink in line is probably a good idea. I ordered Kharidi Lamb and Flo ordered Tandoori chicken. We both agreed that the food was great. I would say this is easily in the Top 2 Indian restaurants I've been too.
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