Day 6 - Rain Rain Go Away

A cold and rainy day here in London but we are not afraid of getting wet.  The day started with some delicious pastries for breakfast from a bakery right down the street from our apartment called P&J. Bakers.

 P&J Bakers on Wapping Lane

P&J Bakers on Wapping Lane

 Chocolate Eclaire, Vanilla Pastry, and Cinnamon Danish

Chocolate Eclaire, Vanilla Pastry, and Cinnamon Danish

Because of the rain and the gloomy day we took our time leaving the house. We ate a quick lunch at home and left around 1:30 PM.

 Hannah showing her "feather" she was protecting in the Overground train.

Hannah showing her "feather" she was protecting in the Overground train.

Once again we had no real itinerary for the day. I knew I really wanted to go to Baker Street thanks to my newly discovered obsession with Sherlock. We had to change a few trains to get there due to construction happening at some of stations. 

When we arrived at the famous 221B Baker street there was a long line of people waiting in the rain to go inside the apartment/museum. We decided to skip the wait and just took a few pictures from the outside.

If you have been watching the BBC Sherlock show you know you want to start whistling or humming the main theme now :) 

  Fact Check: Apparently the building for the museum lies between 237 and 241 but despite all the controversies the city gave permission to use the address 221B

Fact Check: Apparently the building for the museum lies between 237 and 241 but despite all the controversies the city gave permission to use the address 221B

After seeing the residence of the famous detective we headed towards Oxford Street as the rain raged on. 

We came across the Disney Store and went in to take a look. A Disney Store can never be boring and this one was definitely one of the better ones we have been in.

Afterwards we were all ready for an afternoon snack. As we headed out of the Disney Store a sign for Ben's Cookies grabbed our attention. A hole in the wall shop filled with delicious cookies. 

Next stop, Harrods. Because no trip to London is complete without a visit to Harrods.

 Harrods

Harrods

There was a protest going on outside against a designer and the ground floor was overcrowded and a bit hectic to get through. We made it through the crowds of people and made our way through some fancy designer sections to the 3rd floor and the Toy Kingdom.  What a fun place :) 

It was time for dinner by the time we made it out of Harrods.  We had all intentions of making our way to West India Quay, as we were in the mood for Indian food and had heard good things about the Indian restaurants in that area, but halfway through the subway ride we realized it was too late and decided to get off at Covent Gardens instead.

We're glad we made the change, as Kian (and his Batman toy) got to meet Batman!

 Kian, Batman (in Kian's hand), and Batman.  Kian's comment of course was that this Batman was lacking a Utility Belt.

Kian, Batman (in Kian's hand), and Batman.  Kian's comment of course was that this Batman was lacking a Utility Belt.

There were some other random street performances going on, nothing too spectacular.  Luckily for us, the universe knew we wanted Indian food, and someone came up to us with a flier advertising a nearby Indian restaurant call Masala Zone.  

The service was amazing and the restaurant was extremely kid friendly. Any place that has coloring pages, crayons, and a kid menu is good in my books! The food was very delicious and everyone had a great time. Thank you universe!

After dinner, we realized the best way back included a stop we've been looking for an excuse to make at King's Cross Station to see Platform 9 3/4!  Like everything else in London, there was a line (or as the British say "a queue") just to take a picture with the cart, so we snuck in a picture of just the cart.

 Harry Potter's cart at Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station

Harry Potter's cart at Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station

Finally time to get back to the flat, it was late but the kids were still in good spirits and wanted to play the whole ride back.

 Hannah the gymnast

Hannah the gymnast

 Kian the gymnast

Kian the gymnast

Tomorrow is our last day in London and we are hoping for better weather.