Quite a long "first day" flew out of Melbourne at 4 PM on Sunday and arrived after 14 hours in Abu Dhabi at around midnight local time. We have a 3 hour gap that blew out a bit. The airport at Abu Dhabi was packed, even though it was between 12 and 3 AM on a Monday morning. The 7 hour flight to Heathrow was smooth and we made up some time. After clearing customs etc (about 15 minutes) we found our way on the trains to our flat. We had a few things to do here, but we soon headed out to Kings Cross Station for a look, then experiencing the global cuisine to confirm that it's just as bad here! From here we wandered down Regent Street and admired the history of the Niketown store, then visited Hamleys Toy Store. This is a fantastic store with a lot of history, and apparently has been commissioned by royal family to make toys for them. This brought us to the end of our long day. We headed back to the flat to meet up with Uncle Jonathan who was flying in to join us for a couple weeks of exploring England.