Dec. 7

Today I got up and met up with Ashley and Teresa to go to Abbey Road.  I already took pictures there, but I went again.  It was pretty funny.  We took turns doing two at a time, and we had the everything down to a science.  We waiting for no cars, and then walked out across the crosswalk coordinating our steps.  However, the other people trying to take pictures there also were not so coordinated.  Since those people kept messing things up, it took us a while, but it was pretty entertaining.  After that, we headed to Bond Street.  We walked down and back all the way from Oxford Street to the bottom of Bond Street, which was actually about 3 blocks from our hotel over midterm break, which I wish I had known then!  Bond Street has all of the high end stores, including Prada, Gucci, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Missoni, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tiffany and Co., De Beers, and tons of others.  We went into a few, including the Coach store.  Inside the store, they had a little display with vintage bags in glass cases, and one of them was the one I was carrying!  The salespeople got all excited when they noticed that, and one girl told me that they had to wear special gloves when they touched the one in the glass cases.  We also went into a HUGE four story Victoria’s Secret.  It was really really cool.  The whole store was decorated in an over the top way with black, pink, glitter, and mirrors everywhere.  The bathrooms were super nice too – the paper towels were all printed with “Victoria’s Secret New Bond Street” and all of the perfumes were in there to sample.  After that, we headed over to Leicester Square to go to M&M World.  That was also 4 stories and cool.  They had an area where you could make your own mix of different colors of M&Ms and different types.  Weirdly, the only types they make over here are regular, peanut, and crispy, which is weird because the crispy ones were discontinued in the US a long time ago.  After that, we went over to Wok to Walk before ice skating.  Our group has a certain amount of money from St. Thomas to do a group activity here.  We decided on a dinner cruise, which we are doing on Thursday. We had extra money, so we used it to go ice skating at the Tower of London.  Almost everybody from our group showed up, and it was really fun.  It was hilarious to watch people fall and guess who would be next.  The first person to fall did probably 15 seconds of what looked like graceful acrobatics before landing on his butt.  It was also cool to see the people who obviously learned to skate as soon as they learned to walk and were really really good.  Other than some minor injuries, everybody did ok.  After that, 6 of us went to a pizza place and then headed home.

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