We had an easy morning, delicious breakfast at Karpo Restaurant in Megaro Hotel.
Then we went to try our luck at Buckingham Palace for the Change of Guards – arrived just when it started, didn’t see a thing….I guess people went there at least an hour earlier to get a good spot. We were glad it wasn’t on the other day or it would be packed inside the Palace.
We walked from the Palace to Mayfair where we have booked afternoon tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair.
Gorgeous neighbourhood, lots of expensive cars parked on the roadside.
Check out our afternoon tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair.
The rest of the day was mostly shopping.
Hamleys was very big, but too hot inside. Our kids were hoping to get Top Trumps there but there weren’t a lot to choose from.
Shopping at Carnaby Street was more fun. 🙂
After some brief shopping, we went back to the hotel to get ready for our big dinner at Le Gavroche.
The first night went well, kids woke up in the middle of the night but managed to fall back to sleep after a while. First stop of the day was Buckingham Palace. Since there was no change of guards that day (on alternate days only), the area was not crowded at all. We were disappointed (didn’t have the schedule at the time we booked the tickets) but it actually turned out to be an advantage.
As it wasn’t a crowded day, we got to tour the inside of the Palace comfortably.
We spent around two hours at the palace and by then it was about time to head to lunch at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental.
After another two hours of relaxing lunch, we headed west.
Strolled passed Harrods…would be nice to do some shopping but we have more important thing to do. 🙂
Victoria & Albert Museum … not our destination…
And we finally arrived – Natural History Museum!
There are so much to see in the museum and a lot of information to take in. We only managed to cover most of the exhibits on dinosaurs. I would recommend to allocate a day or even two for the little ones to appreciate the exhibits at their own pace.
We ended the day with Italian food near the hotel.