Excelsior Hotel London
Travel Blogs from London
... I checked into my hostel and found out that the receptionist is also named Lauren Porter - weird!! After finally eating some food (I had only had a banana all day), I headed off to do a bit more exploring. However, I was absolutely exhausted as I had had approximately 6 hours of sleep in the past two nights combined.
My first stop was Harrod's as I was excited to finally visit the famous store. I made a bad judgement call though, as I was clearly not in a state ...
... at Buckingham Palace, right in time for the changing of the guard! We got as close as we could to the Palace, and the flag was raised meaning the queen was in. When we started to head back we walked in St. James Park, to catch a tube back to Tower Bridge.
After lunch we decided to take a boat on the Thames River, which put us closer to our destination. When we got off Big Ben was looking down on us. It ...
... 10 square feet. It was quite a sight. We had a few more drinks to celebrate Pilko’s birthday and got home at a reasonable-ish hour.
Today was our final day with mum and dad – they had flown in from Paris and finished their trip around Europe. They fly out tomorrow evening. A wise woman once said to me ‘we seek win-win outcomes’ and today was all about this. We caught up near Covent Garden and headed for the Spitalfields ...
Dec 30- Jan 5
It's been a great time with family & friends, lots of strolling around exploring London and a massive amount of British TV catch up. We also caught up on all the foods we miss back home: in short we had
Indian 8 times
Roast Dinner 8 times
Chinese (Crispy Aromatic duck...yum) at least 5 times
Pie & Mash 5 times
Kebab 5 times
and with the craft beer trend finally reaching the British Isles in a big way, we sampled some ...
... Vicky's mum even went on a 'towel animal making course' while on the boat, and as a joke bought the CD. So it's been a standing joke. I remember when Greg & Di went on their cruise at Rugby World Cup time, they were amazed by the towel animals and took pics. So awaiting me is a towel dog, wearing sunnies. Hilarious!! Hang out, then head to Queen Adelaide pub down the road. Very cool fitout, this place has just been renovated, love the look and feel. We're quite ...