Sunday, June 24, 2012
This morning started out with a continental breakfast at the hotel, which consisted of toast and other types of bread, orange juice, and coffee or tea. A little different than the United States continental breakfast, but still pretty good. After breakfast we headed to The National Gallery in central London. Here, we got to see paintings done by Monet, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and many others. The gallery is huge and it could take you days to get through if you spent more than a minute looking at each painting, but is definitely a place to check out. After we had finished at the gallery, we decided to go to Camden Town to get my sister some cheap souvenirs. There we were able to get a ton of things like mugs, keychains, necklaces, etc. After Camden Town we decided to get some lunch in an American favorite, McDonalds. Lunch came and went and we decided to go back to the hotel since most things in London close by 4pm on Sundays. We got back and chilled for a little while and then decided to walk around in Hyde Park because it became sunnier out than in the morning. The park was beautiful full of so much green and there was even a big pound in the middle. While on our walk we got to see Kensington Palace and a statue of Queen Victoria, as well as, get some amazing ice cream with a chocolate stick in it. The ice cream here is more whipped and tastes great. Definitely try some if you ever come. After the park we went back to the hotel for the night to get ready to travel to Paris, France the next day. So far the trip has been amazing and I can't wait for the next 2 weeks!