Started the morning with excellent coffee and brunch at Workshop Coffee, including haddock fish cakes and corn fritters. Wasn't as impressed with the buttermilk fried chicken, but everything else made up for it-- including the next stop, which was for chocolates at Paul A. Young.
Stroll down Carnaby St. and the Liberty department store, along with a stop at The Photographer's Gallery to see the Camera Obscura as well as the slightly odd Human Rights Human Wrongs exhibition (solid theme, some great photos hampered by some very poor photos and so-so arrangement), then a stroll through Pimlico to the Tate Britain and the excellent Alexander McQueen/Nick Waplington "Working Process" exhibit.
Wasn't planning to do the tourist thing, but after walking up Millbank from the Tate Britain, we found ourselves right next to Parliament (Palace of Westminster, including Big Ben), Westminster Abbey, and a short walk to Westminster Cathedral and the beautiful views from its tower.
Then the evening's fooding commenced. Very good lamb kebab at Cyprus Mangal, cooked over actual charcoal. A ride in one of London's famous black taxis to Koya Bar for a delightfully light Japanese take on British fish and chips, plus an equally good beef udon (superb beef, just okay udon). Quick wander down the street to Chinatown (more photos!) and then back to Sam and Parveen's place, where Parveen had homemade soufflé waiting for us! (NOM!)