9 September 2015
Today was heavy overcast and cool, although some sun did appear this afternoon.
Feeling a bit lost and depressed today, think it might be time to come home (I fly out on Saturday). Slept in and had a late breakfast, and eventually left the hotel about 10:00am. Wandered through Kensington Gardens and visited Kensington Palace (didn't do the tour this time), before wandering through the gardens and then entering Hyde Park. Also saw the private entrance to Kensington Palalce, which is subject to heavy security.
Its amazing how all the birds and squirrels in the park are unafraid of humans. Brief visit to the Lady Diana Memorial Fountain.
Eventually got into the city, but with no firm plans, I got lost, and was feeling tired and sore from too much walking. Saw a few sites including the Animals in War Monument, the USA embassy where the police presence was heavy, and security extreme. Also found a police call phone box, and whilst it isn't the TARDIS (for Dr Who fans), it was old and looked out of place outside the USA Embassy.
Eventually got the tube back to my hotel, and had a soothing bath. From what I have seen of the weather forecasts, tomorrow should be sunny, so I will head down to the Embankement, and hopefully ride the London Eye.
Found another pub in Bayswater (Prince Alfred pub) which was less crowded than the Bayswater Arms (where I have been eating the last couple of nights). Back to the hotel for a quiet night watching Inspector Morse. Feeling better now.