So it was a rainy and dreary day in London. This was the kind of day you want to stay in bed with a good book and a cup of tea. But we decided to take our chances and go out to play.
Our first stop was Covent Square Gardens Market. The street market was great, but then we found Lush! We spent about half an hour just looking at all the different types of soaps and cosmetics. If you don't know what Lush is, check out their website by clicking the name in this paragraph. With a yucky day outside, we need some natural soap to clean up our day.
We made reservations for afternoon tea at the Strand Place Hotel's Lounge Bar. It was so wonderful to sit down with the ladies on pretty couches to drink wonderful British tea with cream while eating tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, plus yummy pastries. I find afternoon tea to be a much need necessity that should make its way to the States.
Taking the time to sit and drink warm tea with friends replenishes you for the day ahead. Instead of having the afternoon drag that makes me want to take a nap, I was ready to go for the rest of the day.
After tea we decided to just wonder around until we found a good place to stop. So of course we wondered into Chinatown. At first it smelled a little fishy, and when I say fishy I mean stinky rotten fish. But then we passed that restaurant and things were colorful and fun. I saw some Durian fruit, which also didn't smell to good.
Having a Girls' Day in London was wonderful. Even though the weather was yucky, London still looked beautiful through the gray light of the sky. Plus its nice to see that even when its rainy outside this city has plenty of things to keep a person entertained without getting soaking wet to the bones.