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Left Heathfield this morning and drove Michelle and Grace to Heathrow, dropped them off at the Holiday Inn on the M4 and said our farewells.
Our next stop was Cheryl's cousin, Sandra's place in Lodsworth near Petworth,Sussex. On arrival we had a quick coffee and after went to a nearby pub for lunch. After lunch ...
... to the door of the Holiday Inn turned out to be a quite different experience! Recent road closures meant that Bella's directions were somewhat out of date and, whilst we could sometimes even see our hotel, we could not find our way to it!
I guess the positive of all of this is that we did manage to see quite a bit of the city as we travelled around and around it! (although I would have much preferred ...
... into Stratford's oldest pub, which had been there since before Shakespearean times. It could have been Shakespeare's favorite pub for all we know. It was right down the street from his house. Or Shakespeare could have hated that pub because the service was terrible. Either way, I'm sure Shakespeare tried it at least once, and that makes it worth taking a picture of. We also visited an old church that caught our eye, and walked past the Royal ...
... at about 5:30 and got back to the flat at a minute past 8. We tried 3 places for dinner before we found a place that was open and had a nice easy dinner - we ended up at another pub up the road. We talked to a couple of girls who had been to the football at the Wembley (their team had lost and therefore won't go up to the Premier League.) It was an okay night but it took an hour for the food to come out.
Tomorrow: touristy stuff in London.
... Or "Much Ado About Nothing". A review will be published in a later entry.
Going to check in at the boat rental so we're ready for tomorrow.
After the theatre, more ale and pudding. Ended up at Carluccios. Excellent lemon tart and chocolate tart with raspberry sauce and large glasses of verdicchio (sp?)
The play was well done. The production set the play in 1918 after ...