This morning we woke up and had a small breakfast in our room. The Hoxton Hotel offers a complimentary in room breakfast of a banana, yogurt (with granola), and orange juice. Greg enjoyed this light breakfast while I enjoyed tea and oatmeal (brought from home due to my dairy allergy).
I must say I am very impressed with The Tube in London. The website is extremely informative of pricing, maps, and trip planning resources. The Tube itself is clean, easy to navigate, has friendly staff, and is all around efficient (comparing this to Boston). Here's some easy resources for the Tube:
Purchasing tickets before traveling to London
Greg headed off to work and I headed to the Tate Modern.
The Tate Modern has a mix of free exhibits and paid exhibits. This time around I opted for the free exhibits. I left the museum after a leisurely 2 hour tour and didn't feel as though I missed out on anything.
For lunch I hopped back on the Tube and headed to Borough Market. It was a quiet Monday at the market and I will admit that even though fewer stalls are there I prefer it to the packed house on the weekend (Last day in London we also visited the market). I walked around trying to decide between the wonderful smells, displays, and lines for food. I finally decided to get a Porchetta sandwich from Roast Hog. I enjoyed tender Porchetta (roasted pork) on a ciabatta, with rocket (arugula), and a spiced apple sauce. The "icing on the cake" was a crunchy and lightly greasy piece of skin. A perfect sandwich!
Time to walk off the sandwich! London Bridge is just up the road from Borough Market so I headed in that direction. I stopped and took photos from both sides of the bridge and enjoyed the gorgeous weather.
I decided to head back to the hotel for a rest but no rest for the wicked. My room wasn't quite ready yet so back out I went.
I walked down Great Eastern Street and ventured into Old Spitalfield Market. The Market is a wonderful mix of stores, vendors, restaurants, and stalls. It's definitely more upscale and less hectic than Camden but has a certain charm about it. I purchased a couple of tops and found a great restaurant for dinner one night this week.
Back at the Hoxton Hotel I decided to have a drink and relax in the lobby. I chose one of the couches and ordered a Lychee and Rose Fizz (a small but interesting drink) and relaxed with my AFAR Magazine.
Once Greg got out of work we headed across the street to The Jones Family Project for dinner. To read my full review visit here.