Another course day for me and a day of leisure for Peter and Isolde (the course is really great but I wish I had at least one day just strolling). In the morning they just went to the local playground but after lunch they visited the Swedish church for a weekly play group (where they offered semlor, cream buns for Shrove Tuesday!) and then ventured to Jermyn Street for some shopping (they had a buy-one-shirt-get-two-for-free-deal so Peter bought three shirts and one tie for only £86!).
When I got "home", we walked across the Embankment bridge to the London Eye for some London views from above. I've gone once before when the wheel was new but Peter had never been on it. It's perhaps not worth its ticket price but it's still something to check off the list. And I can watch Houses of Parliament and Big Ben at night over and over again! After the 30-minute ride we walked up to Covent Garden and Neal Street and spent quite a lot of time at Barbour - Peter bought a quilted spring-autumn jacket but I'm still deciding - before devouring moules frites at Belgo's. Finale of the day was a crêpe to share from the crêperie in Covent Garden on our way back to the hotel - Shrove/Fat Tuesday is Pancake Day in the UK after all!