The cab ride to our apartment was about an hour (passed right by Buckingham Palace on the way), but I think it's safe to say we probably won't be taking many cabs from the airport in the future due to London's amazing transit system. We picked up an Oyster card today and put enough on it for a seven day fare. The plan is to do some exploring of different neighborhoods this weekend and next week, so that we will have a good idea of where we want to live before too long.
Our temporary housing is nice, but I think we did feel a little bit of culture shock seeing how very little closet/storage space we have, and also by the size of the dishwasher! It is probably a fourth the size of a normal one back home. Even smaller than the one our friends had when they lived in Australia! The great news, however, is that we were able to do a bit of exploring and there is so much located near by. We have a post office, drug store and grocery store within a block, and my office is right down the street practically!
Lots more to do, of course, but so far, so good. Miss you all!