The Olive Branch
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- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
- High-speed internet in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Continental Breakfast
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... uncertainty, a few things can be taken for granted. There will be more churches, bridges and fountains than a group of middle aged Japanese tourists can shake a selfie stick at. There will be crowds of camera-wielding tourists, bussed from one site to the next. People on segways. Pigeons gobbling up fag ends and punters throwing coins into wells for good luck. There will be spirits which look and taste like ouzo, but are apparently not ouzo… and all this ...
Good sleep in today...didn't wake up till 0630hrs..woo hoo.. The weather started out fine so we left at 0830hrs to walk down to Kensington Palace and have some Morning Tea with Will , Kate and the kids. I really liked the Kensington Gardens & the palace, it was just like being in the country..and still only a stone throw from Mums house for babysitting. We saw the Royal Albert Hall and the big statue of Albert was pretty impressive. ...
... got too tired. All 7 of us climbed up the Whispering gallery which doesn't really work with so many people in the area. The children enjoyed going around in circles though & the ceiling was beautiful. We then climbed to the next area which was the stone gallery. To reach the Whispering gallery we had climbed up wide wooden steps going in a circular fashion. To reach the Stone gallery we had to climb up smaller stone steps that still went up ...
We did a lot of walking today and are still getting over the jet lag. Saw the play a curious incident of the dog in the night time which was fantastic. HIGHLY a recommend it. Walked back to the hotel at 11pm. What a lively place still hopping at that time. And it's light from 4 am to almost 10 pm. No pics today. Lame!! ...
... of some much need sustenance I found a Walkabout pub and had a massive feast of steak, chips, cider and chicken wings!
Then it was back to the hostel for a quiet night in consisting of reading in comfy pyjamas.
Handy tip - English city roads are ******* scary and now I know why you have to be 25 to drive a hire car over here! Once out of the city though and onto the motorway it's quite an easy drive with countryside all around ...