8 April

Day 1 Saturday

Arrived in London early in the morning, 5:35 AM BST. Took expensive taxi to Aloft hotel, good convo w/driver about footy, he's a Newcastle fan and pointed out some landmarks. Debit card didn't work, used CC in room, used safe, no outlets! Need to try and stay awake until night/bedtime. Fulham plays Ipswich at 3:00 PM. Just used my first 5 pound note to buy chips and coke. Found out I can buy beer there too. Room lights don't stay on unless key card is in slot. Dumb. No outlets!