Friday was our last day in London and so we made the most of the available day light by walking everywhere. We started with a jaunt through Hyde Park over to The Serpentine and down along Rotten Row. From there we wandered through Mayfair, taking in the posh addresses that frequently grace the pages of the Regency Romance novels I read, over to Buckingham Palace, through St. James’s Park to Westminster Abbey, down along the Thames, and across the river to the London Eye. According to my iPhone’s health meter that day we walked more than 10 miles. We wrapped up with dinner back at the Parliamentary bar we’d visited after our walking tour of the area a few nights before for steak and ale pies. After dinner we wandered over to Piccadilly Circus and walked over to Oxford Street and then back to the Carnaby Street area for a quick stop in the pub we’d visited previously, and then we braved the tube on a Saturday night during the height of Christmas shopping season. Oh my god, so many people! We finished our evening with a drink at The Swan, a pub near our hotel that was originally a coaching inn from the 1700s (and usually a last stop for condemned men on their way to Tyburn). It was a long, exhausting day, but it was an amazing one too. We got to see so much of the city, and just really immerse ourselves in the festive holiday season. If you’re wondering if you should give London a visit in December, I strongly recommend it.