|I arrived around 11am and after dropping my bags at my hotel near Paddington Station (they are so strict about check-in times here), I took the underground to the Victoria & Albert Museum. Having just watched Season 1 of Victoria on Masterpiece and seeing the movie Victoria and Abdul, I was definitely in the mood for some royalty. The museum, which boasts over 4.5 million objects, including this amazing ceramic tiled fireplace from Istanbul, circa 1731.|
|After wandering about the museum for a couple of hours I was starting to feel the effects of not having much sleep the night before on the place ride over the pond. I took the train back to my hotel's neighborhood and found a fish & chips shop. They actually had a reasonable portion for a good price, so I had dinner at Micky's Fish and Chips.|
After I ate, I headed back to my hotel to entertain myself until a respectable bedtime of 8:30pm, which is my standard rule when I am traveling to a timezone greater than four hours from my own. I managed to do that and fell asleep right away, only to be wide awake at 12am until about 3:45am. Oh well, there's always tomorrow!