Citadines London Barbican
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Welcome to the latest update, We can't believe we are over half way through the holiday :( Back to London & a cool showery 16 degrees on a summer's day! We are frozen after warm weather in Italy! Off to our new accommodation at Covent Gardens! Quick unpack & some jumpers on! Then off to meet Sophie ( A Kennedy Family Friend) & a wander …
Nice to have breakfast in our room. Coffee, toast and fruits. What more do you need.
The Barbican station is closed for the weekend. We later found out a lot of London's stations are undergo major repairs. Especailly on the weekend. May be it's part of the 2012 Olympic upgrade.
So this 5 minute from the hotel to the train station thing …
Arrive at jolly old England.
Fill out an arrival card, simple question at custom and we are in.
Guest I am used to the 3rd degree when going to the US.
We booked and prepaid for the Heathrow express to Paddington Station on-line. It was cheaper and even got a discount.
Hop on the train and as advertised arrive at Paddington on 15 …
... soccer with some ten year olds (he was fine and my team won). The weekend was very relaxing. We caught up with our good friend Jess and had a couple of drinks on the Friday night and spent Saturday and Sunday, cruising London and playing frisbee in Hyde park. I am working at a school in Hammersmith this week and Stace has work at the same school. We have started to plan our next travel block and are looking forward new ...
... the field, so down we went. Then more walking through Leicester square and Piccadilly Circus, dodging the thousands of people, up the fancy shops of Regent St to Oxford circus. By then we were buggered, so hopped on the next bus back to Mile end which took over an hour in the tube strike peak hour traffic. Grabbed a bite to eat at the Greedy cow (nice burgers but after South Africa prices, everything here is so expensive!), and some provisions for breakfasts at the supermarket, then ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCitadines London Barbican
reasonable price (April), few minutes walk to the Barbican station. Room with small kitchen-dishes, pots and pans, cutlery, dishwasher, fridge. Save money by having breakfast in the room instead of paying 10 pounds for toast and tea. A Tesco nearby to get grocery. Room is very small. No AC. Room service is optional for 6 pounds a day. But once a week service is included if you stay more then a week.
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