In Cahoots around London

Friday, July 24, 2015
Day two of our London adventure started bright an early with a leisurely meander from the hotel to the British Museum. It was Sunday and the streets of London were nearly deserted which made for some great photo opportunities.

Our hotel was right near St. James Park so we walked through it several times going to and from various places. It was so pretty with views of the London Eye in the distance.

The British Museum was great. We got there when it opened so we were able to see most everything without too bad of crowds. It took some patience and pushing to get up close to the Rosetta stone still. We aren't just huge museum people so we spent a couple of hours and had had enough. One of the most unique exhibits was the thing in the bottom right of the picture collage below. It was an exhibit all about how many medications people take in their lifetime. 

That afternoon we went to Fortnum and Mason for high tea. I'll talk more about it later when I do food stuff, but we had a great time eating and drinking tea and taking a break from the day. The peonies and blue dishes were just fabulous.

After tea we did some random shopping around town and went back to the hotel to rest a bit before our last excursion for the day, which was evening food and drinks at this super cool bar called Cahoots. I found this place when I essentially googled "best bars in London" one night and it sounded too interesting to pass up.

Cahoots is a 1940's air raid bunker, renovated into a really trendy 1940s themed bar. Menus were printed on newspapers and we sat in a little alcove decorated with canned goods. The food was very ration like...but I had the best fish sandwich served with ketchup in a tin plate. There was live music in the form of the Hotsie Totsies. And the drinks were so cool and unique. The place is pretty well hidden...the fact that it is underground doesn't help...but once we found the place it was a really fun way to spend the night.

And it made us feel pretty darn hip and cool. : ) After we had our fill of 1940s music and fun we walked the mile or two back to the hotel and went to sleep. We had another big day ahead.

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