Friday, 14 August 2009

Wednesday, August 5

We all agreed that a "museum free" day was in order after our visits to a number the some of the finest museums in the world! Oxford Street beckoned with great shopping at TopShop, Uniglo, and more. While London doesn't get too hot too often, this was one of those rare 80 degree days where air-conditioning would been a boon. We managed to forge on despite the heat and found lots of great clothes and shoes for us all.

After our shopping adventure we voted for a quiet and relaxing lunch at Fortnum and Mason just down the street on Piccadilly. This venerable establishment has been in operation since 1707! Our lunch in the lovely marble tiled restaurant was just the ticket after a busy morning. I had a yummy piping hot pie, filled with fish and scallops and topped with piped mashed potatoes. We discovered that F & M had our new favorite of fat frites on the menu which helped satisfy all these hungry shoppers.

After lunch we ventured upstairs for some souvenir shopping. The selection was enormous with teas galore! We purchased some tea, and cookies along with a set of embroidered linen napkins before calling it a day. What a treat to be in such a lovely store, filled with delights, and with excellent customer service to match!

We finished the day with dinner and a quiet evening at the dorm.

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