The next morning I had a very cold, very pathetic shower –the kind you have to push the button and you get 10 seconds of water and then it turns off. It was fairly miserable, but it was nice to be clean afterwards. And, at my insistence, we stopped at Starbucks and got some Christmas flavored coffees to take on our walking tour. The tour guide was an absolute hoot, and took us just about everywhere – including Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guard, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben among other places. We had lunch at The Old Monk’s Exchange with another girl we’d met on our tour, Kelsey, from America working as an au pair in Italy. They even had Hobgoblin on tap! We parted ways and Caitlin and I headed for the Natural History Museum. Sadly, there was a very long queue to see the dinosaur exhibit, and we didn’t have a ton of time there, so we gave it a miss and explored the rest. It’s an amazing museum, and they do an excellent job of explaining ideas and concepts and significance in their displays. You could spend days in there. We grabbed a British dinner, and here by British I mean something that sounded pretty good on the menu and yet they still managed to make it bland. But we had a great Rioja wine with it and a great chat, and decided London was much cooler than we had expected. Turned out Kelsey was in our room at the hostel that night – so a pleasant surprise to end with.