I step outside, glance up beyond the "underground" sign and see another perfect day coming to life. As I do a quick stretch before taking off on a run, I look across the street to Hyde Park. Buoyant, low hanging fog is being defeated by the sun, which is making its way into the park and casting bands of light on the blankets of colorful leaves. Is this a dream, or have we hit the weather jackpot in London?
We've hit the weather jackpot, for sure, and we're not wasting a second for fear that our good fortune will collapse and we'll be hemorrhaging money AND exploring in the pouring rain.
So, we've become quite the walking machines during our time here.
Most of our daily exploration starts by heading across the street from the hotel into Hyde Park. Meandering through the park is an ideal way to gently ease into seeing what's happening in this vibrant city.
On the other side of the park, we're confronted with decisions.
We decide to roam aimlessly, snapping photos along the way. A random shot of the London Eye.
A coffee break in Soho.
Another random shot of the London Eye (which seems to show up nearly everywhere).
A view from the esplanade
A look up from the pedestrian bridge confirms that the clear blue sky persists.
Low-season crowds ("crowds" being the operative word here) coupled with high-season weather. It's the best of both worlds. What more could we ask for (other than a weaker pound!)?