UK Trip: Update 6 | July 26-27, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

UK Trip Update 6

July 26: Shopping in Enfield
We got up late again, which isn't a surprise anymore. Haha. Once we got up, my dad asked if we wanted to go shopping, which we said yes too. Once we got ready, we headed to McDonald's to get a late lunch. After eating, we went to Sports Direct, which is a HUGE athletic wear store. It had a wonderful sale going on and I got quite a few things. As we were leaving the store, we saw an ice cream truck, so we stopped and got some. It was delicious and kind of odd since in the US, you don't get soft serve ice cream in the trucks. 

After eating the ice cream, we went to New Look, Clarks, and Tesco. Morgan and Haley had also gone into Boots and another store looking for a restroom. At Clarks, I got two bags; a crossbody and a slightly larger bag. In New Look, I got a shirt, jelly sandals, and a couple of kimonos. I will be posting a haul soon, so be on the lookout for that.

Once we got done shopping, we went back to my dad's house and ate roast beef and potatoes for dinner. It was so good. We also ate mojito popsicles, which were not that great. They had pieces of lime in the middle, which I was not fond of. After partially eating the popsicles, we went upstairs and watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.
July 27: London Bridge, Tower Bridge, & Nando's
The day started late again, and after eating a late lunch, we headed to one of the last 'big sites', Tower Bridge. We got off the tube at London Bridge and the first thing we saw was the top of The Shard. We took a couple of pictures there and walked across the road to the waterline and walked across there, towards Tower Bridge.


As we were walking around the area, we found a cool fountain and decided to sit there for awhile. Although once it got taken over by kids, we decided to leave to search for food.

As we were walking to the tube station, we came across these benches. There are 40 of them around the London area, but we only found a few. We read on the plaques, that the intention of these benches was to create a book walk that promotes reading. Sometime in September, the benches will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to a children's charity. The benches were all really cute and such a good idea. They drew a bunch of attention as well.

After we found all of the benches (that we thought we could find), we decided to head off and get some food. I suggested stopping at King's Cross as there were a few places that we saw that time we were there. There was this cool bird cage thing with a swing in the middle outside of King's Cross station, so we stopped to take a few pictures. 

We were heading towards McDonald's to eat, but we saw Nando's and decided to go there instead. It was 'the best and worst decision', according to Morgan. Once we were seated, we sat there for quite a while before we figured out that we had to go up to the counter and order our food. By the time Morgan got her food, Haley and I had already finished eating. I got a chicken sandwich thing and chips, which was really good. I just didn't like how hard the bread was.

After eating, we got back on the tube and headed back to my dad's. By the time we got back, Haley's feet were hurting really badly, so I attempted to give her a piggy back ride.

Let me know in the comments if you've ever been to Nando's and what your favorite dish is there. 

Thanks for reading.