We started off Day 4 of our London trip by heading to Knightsbridge, a very swanky part of town home to the world's most expensive apartment, for some breakfast at Caffe Concerto. I had the full English breakfast (of course) with tea (of course) with milk (of c-- well actually this was a new and welcome development I picked up across the pond). Tashia had the Croque Madame with orange juice.
After that we went across the street to Harrod's department store. Of course, calling this place a "department store" is an understatement, to say the least. This place was so humongous that we actually got lost at one point. Not "oh man we are in housewares and I don't know where men's clothing is" lost, I mean "I legitimately wouldn't be able to find my way out in the event of a fire" lost. The place has a million square feet of selling space. One. Million. Just to hammer the point home, that's 50% larger than the next largest department store in all of Europe.
We headed to the bakery to buy some cookies and candies that were surprisingly reasonably-priced (especially compared to the trash can), then made sure to check out the world's first escalator on our way out.
Prince Albert is Not In A Can
We left Harrod's to head to our guided tour of Royal Albert Hall, a huge concert hall completed in 1871. We learned lots of little facts... and I've since forgotten most of them. Guess I need to go back! The place is gorgeous, though, and our little tour group had the place mostly to itself.