We flew into London yesterday and got here around lunch time, and I slept all day. We came for the first European World Series of Poker, which is being held in central London at Leicester Square. Last night, we went to a cocktail party for Doyle Brunson and www.doylesroom.com, one of the most famous poker players, and met so many friendly people.
Today, we got to do what I love best: sight-see! We bought a deck of cards that is called “London Walks” from Insight Guides. We toured the Bloomsbury area, which is where we are staying. Our walk included the Bloomsbury Square and Bedford Square parks. The British Museum (www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk) is a little overwhelming, but I might go back to see more. Today we made sure to see the Elgin marbles from the Parthenon in Athens and the Rosetta Stone, and we learned a lot (including that the trim of the Parthenon use to be painted a blue and rust red color with gold leafing). The museum itself is a sight to see. The giant glass roof was designed by Sir Norman Foster and is breathtaking. I love the museums here because most work off of donations and have no entrance fee.