Houses of Parliament and the Imperial War Museum

Saturday, December 30, 2017
London, England, United Kingdom
Woke up this morning to find I definitely had a cold ☹  Just what you don’t want on a holiday, but oh well, what do you do.
We had a prebooked tour of the Houses of Parliament later this morning, so after a quick breakfast we took a taxi to the Palace of Westminster, as I felt too ill to attempt to work out which bus or tube to take.  We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour, it was interesting, educational and enjoyable. 
When the tour was complete, we walked to the Tate Britain for a look as some of the famous English painters, such as Constable and Turner.  We didn’t stay too long as we were getting hungry and had no idea where to eat in the area.  We strolled around and found the Doubletree by Hilton, and had a delicious bowl of Potato and Leek Soup which was exactly what I felt like.
After leaving there we crossed the river and paid a visit to the Imperial War Museum, which we have never visited before.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves but never had time to leave the floor set aside for the Frist World War.  This is definitely only our list to go back to on our next visit.  Like most London museums, it was free to enter.
 Again didn’t feel up to figuring out public transport to return to Fleet Street, so hailed a taxi on the road. We spent the next couple of hours resting before heading to Hawksmoor Seven Dials for our much anticipated steak dinner.  We had cocktails and I had a Fillet and G had a Ribeye.  We shared mash and garlic creamed spinach.  The whole meal was totally delicious, only spoiled by the fact that I was too unwell to really appreciate such good food and wine.  Like the IWM, we will have to come back.  We finished the meal with sticky toffee pudding, before a slow walk back to our hotel.
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