After a long overnight plane ride I got to my hotel at about 8:00 in the morning. Of course, I couldn't actually get into my room until about 2:00 in the afternoon, so I left my bag and started walking.
I walked around the neighborhood my hotel was in near Paddington Station, I walked through Hyde Park which was close to the hotel and around Notting Hill.
By the time I finally got back and got into my room I was exhausted and it took me about 2 days to learn how to make the room key work in the door. It took me another day to figure out I should leave the very heavy key at the front desk instead of carrying it with me all day.
I spent the next few days riding buses, trains, taxis, and of course doing a lot of walking and seeing as much as I could see. I hit a lot of the very popular sights including, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London and, of course, I made a stop at Harrod's.
I, fortunately, succeeded in not getting run over. The signs in the streets saying to "Look Right" or "Look Left" were great, but I needed one saying "look behind you because someone coming around the corner is headed right for you".
I did a lot of eating on the run, but I did have afternoon tea at Harrod's one day and a traditional pub lunch at a pub near Buckingham Palace on another day.
A trip to the bathroom in the pub after lunch took me up three flights of these stairs, but at least I didn't need any money to get into it once I got to the top. I often found myself without the right change when the need to use a pay toilet arose.
I read a lot of Henry VIII history before my trip so I enjoyed a train ride and visit to Hampton Court Palace.
The hotel staff was very friendly and wanted to say "Hi" to everyone.
Oh, and even though I didn't get invited to tea at the palace I did get to visit briefly with The Queen.
She was very friendly and it was nice to visit with her and she only charged me a pound to take her picture. She was a little taller than I expected.