Black coffee on the house
My event didn’t start until early afternoon, so I had a couple hours beforehand to walk around. A colleague recommended Carnaby Street, so I figured out how to get there on the tube and set out.
The first person I talked to was a really friendly Italian barista at a Pret on Carnaby St. He told me my black coffee was on the house because it was Friday and the sun was shining. His coworker chimed in and said, “This is house it works: we give you a paper, we give you a pen, you wrote down your number.” I didn’t have to give my number and I did get a free coffee, so this was a really nice start to my day.
From here I made my way to the London Tower, a castle on the river that I had seen from on top of The Shard. It was fun to walk around and look at it, but I didn’t go inside. I guess the Crown Jewels are in there.