Ivan, Lil Dave and I woke up at 8:30 am on July 2, 2012. We chilled in the apartment using the internet and I worked on the blog.
We went to Central London and had lunch at Whole Foods. The new store in Piccadilly Circus has fresh food, health and beauty and a grocery.
Ivan noticed some cool window displays at Selfridges. We also noticed a sign saying there’s a Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party on the roof. So, we headed to the roof to check out the mini golf course. The course has cute things like Big Ben or Tower Bridge on the golf holes.
Ivan thought we shouldn’t play golf since it wasn’t anything special. We chilled on lounge chairs and then headed downstairs.
We got the bus to the Old Vic Tunnel. It’s the only place in London where it’s legal to put graffiti on the walls. The tunnel is filled with graffiti, some of it good, some of it amateur crap.
It’s sad that people will scribble their name on top of a good work of graffiti. I think they’re just jealous. I love graffiti. I wish Las Vegas had some great graffiti.
It was raining and overcast – definitely a typical London day.
We got the bus to Oxford Street. Ivan and I did a lot of shopping in Primark and Top Shop. I love Primark since you can buy lots of cool clothes at a very reasonable price. I wish Las Vegas had a Primark.
We walked to Covent Garden. Ivan noticed that Jaime Oliver was sitting talking to three other people. He has a new restaurant called Union Jacks opening up right in Covent Garden.
We are still a bit jetlagged. We don’t feel like zombies, but we go to sleep early around midnight and then wake up around 8 am. Ivan thought we should stop for an espresso. We went to All Bar One. Whenever you order a hot drink here, you get a free shot glass filled with smarties. Smarties are different in England – they’re similar to regular M&M’s.
It was time for dinner. We walked to the Thai restaurant Busaba Eathai. Ivan got salmon curry while I got cod filet. Lil Dave got banana stir fry. The food was tasty.
We walked to the Savoy Theatre to see The Sunshine Boys. We had great seats in the 2nd row. The Sunshine Boys stars Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter movies). It’s about two comedians Willie Clark and Al Lewis aka ‘The Sunshine Boys’ who haven’t spoken in years. CBS wants to bring the duo back together for a tv show and that’s when things go wrong. The old men fight and they really don’t like each other. Danny Devito and Richard Griffiths were very funny.