Nido is an interesting place. I guess, it is what I was expecting. The room is teeny tiny. I can almost touch my roommates bed while laying in mine. It is a little bit like a cabin on a cruise ship. We have our own bathroom and a tiny little kitchenette with a mini fridge, microwave, little electric stove, and a hot pot. Our room came with some kitchen necessities, so if we have to cook, we can. Our closet space is going to be tight with two girls (one of whom hasn't moved in yet), but I think we will both try to not to be greedy and it will work out just fine.
We started today with a trip to Star Express for a really good, really cheap breakfast. Despite the uber-dinky storefront, the food was good, service was fast, and the waitress/hostess was incredibly sweet. After some more errands to set up my phone on a UK plan, Jason, Nathan, and I took a walk to Covent Garden. Surprise - it's not a garden!! On the way there, we walked by RADA. Though we could get into the building, we really couldn't see much. I guess we will have to wait for Friday's orientation. We did, however, get a look at the lunch menu for the coming week. We all know that is important stuff. Covent Garden is amazing. It is a web of streets lined with restaurants, shops, and theatres. At the very end is the National Gallery and a view of Big Ben! We collected TONS of pamphlets for shows we are interested in seeing and then stopped at Caffé Nero for one of the best cups of hot chocolate I have ever had (See photo below.)