Alternative forms of transit
The train was amazingly comfortable despite the absence of a food and drink car, luckily I was still quite happily smashed from the liquid posing as beer found upon the boat. In all the trip was a few hours longer than a plane would have been, but far more relaxing and scenic.
When we finally arrived in London’s Euston (Pronounced closer to Houston than it would seem) station we began deciphering the London underground map in an attempt to locate our hostel. I did not realize it at the time but purchasing an Oyster Card is an absolutely brilliant plan. It not only makes the underground and overground far simpler, in that one need not purchase tickets each and every time, but drastically reduces the cost per trip.
When we stopped at a Starbucks to abuse the free Wi-Fi I learned that being overpriced and not particularly good was a universal fact of the franchise. The most alarming thing was that upon finishing my coffee I realized that either they had written my name wrong or I had somehow stolen a coffee intended for someone else.