Thursday, 17 October 2013

Travel Diary - Day 4

Central London - We took the tube to Green Park early in the morning and when we emerged from the underground the sun was out and shining, as was the majority of Londoners on this day! One of the things I loved about being in UK was that everyone took full advantage of the warm rays, something that we take very much for granted in the Middle East.

The view of the park as we entered was so beautiful, there were couples relaxing, business men having a lay down in their lunch hour, squirrels playing and the rich green landscape that reminded me of home. We sat down and had a picnic in the park, it was one of the best moments we shared whilst in London. After our picnic and a long relaxation we walked down through the tree lined promenade to Buckingham Palace. We joined the rest of the tourists waiting to catch a glimpse of the Royals but as expected we were most unlucky! From the Palace we walked to Knights Bridge, home of Harrods.

Harrods was way beyond my expectations. It was beautiful. Not only the luxurious bags, gowns and jewels caught my eye but most of all the elaborate architecture and design was magnificent. Each room had a different theme, one of my favourites was the Egypt Room. If only I could of experienced it in the mid 20th century along with Charlie Chaplin, Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier.

My sweet husband took me fora much needed afternoon tea and The Tea Room at Harrods. After so much walking it was so nice to sit and have tea and cakes. It would have to be the most perfect afternoon tea I've ever had! Watch the short video below.

Although I did not want to depart from dear Harrods, it was time to take the train home and rest before dinner at the famous Tayyubs! We waited in line at the famous Indian restaurant for 45mins before getting a table but as promised, it was well worth the wait. The food was ah-mazing as was the atmosphere.