So, I was determined to check it out. I located where all of the excitement was supposed to be, and began walking.
As I continued to Carnival, I saw a Wagamama! I first discovered Wagamama when I studied abroad in London in college, and even since then, I have eaten there every time I've been in London (even when I was there on a lay-over during my trip home from Scotland). Wagamama is a noodle bar that serves Asian dishes inspired by Japanese cuisine. Rumor has it, one is set to open to New York (gasp - it might be worth a trip!).
I believe the server heard my American accent because upon me ordering tap water he asked if I wanted ice. It was at that moment, I'm pretty sure I heard trumpets from heaven. I don't think Europeans care for ice in their drinks, and I had been missing ice water since I arrived in Europe. I thanked him profusely.
|Mini-feast (and beer!) for one.|
I also stopped at a couple of spots along the way, like the Victoria and Albert Museum (well, the outside of it, anyway; I planned to spend more time there later in the week), Hyde Park, and Churchill Arms.
So, even though I'm bummed I didn't get to experience Carnival, I still saw quite a bit. And, hey, who can beat stir-fry, cupcakes and ice water!?