Smart Hyde Park View Hostel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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Our flight to London was uneventful. Observation: Don't fly into Luton unless you have to. It's kind of a hassle to get into London from there. We had to take a 45 minute bus ride from the airport to where we were staying. The bus driver told us the hostel was only a few blocks away from the bus stop,ten minute walk maybe.
That guy was a liar …
... 8 of us wandered around the area - last shopping opportunity hahahaha Kept calling the hotel - still no bags arrived. Had lunch in China town - little chinese restaurant. Duck, bbq pork, lemon chicken and rice. Really enjoyed this meal. Back to shopping for a little while. Looked like rain was coming so took the tube back to our hotel arriving at about 3pm. Grabbed a quick drink at the local pub - Still no bags, but had word that they would be at our hotel at ...
... soaking in the culture for a couple of hours I found a little cafe off the beaten track and had a plate of gormet pie, chips and baked beans before heading round the corner to the National Portrait Gallery which I had read good reviews about. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy what they had on show, apart from the couple of dozen entries in this years competition which were brilliant but unable to be photo'd. The rest of the place was full ...
... and walked around the O2 arena which is absolutely huge and has a vast array of shops and restaurants around the outside edge, all under the cover of the domed roof. From there we walked a bit further and took a ride on the Emirates Air Line which is a very high cable car across the Thames, providing spectacular views. From there, we caught the DLR from Royal Victoria to Poplar, changed trains to Canary Wharf and then caught the subway back to ...
... allied lines and nazi advances. There were numerous sleeping quarters dim and dark below ground, must have been awful to feel the bombs ahead as you tried to sleep. The bunker was well reinforced and had some of the comfiest chairs I had ever sat upon. Attached to the same attraction was the Churchill museum. This turned out to be even more awesome as we followed the life of Churchill especially though the critical years as prime minister between 1940-5. We were able ...