After feeling so much better the last couple of days, today I woke up with a bad headache and a stuffy feeling in my sinuses.
We headed off to Trafalgar Square then walked the Mall to Buckingham Palace. We have seen this a few times before, but it doesn’t feel like we are in London without a visit to the palace!
When we had finished at the market, I realised that I really needed to see a doctor. I remembered seeing a medical centre near our hotel, that advertised you could walk in and see one. We headed there and found that there was a wait of a week! We went back to the hotel and discussed it with the concierge. It turns out that finding a doctor as a tourist in London is not easy, unless you are prepared to wait hours at Accident and Emergency, which I was not.
The concierge arranged to a doctor to visit me at the hotel. We had to wait an hour or so, but at least we were comfortable. When the doctor arrived and examined me, he agreed that I had acute sinusitis and provided me with some antibiotics and a nasal spray. The bill just about finished me off, but when you are sick, getting the correct medication is most important.
We had promised to go and see S and L’s house and have dinner near them this evening, so walked for 15 minutes or so to Holburn Station and caught the tube. The tube was the most packed I have ever seen it – we then realised that their house was one stop past Arsenal station and there was an Arsenal v Chelsea match on. It was a huge relief to reach Arsenal and have the train empty out. S & L met us at the tube station and walked us to their share house. After a brief visit we walked to a local Italian restaurant for a lovely meal, before heading back to the hotel.