Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
- Room service
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... Considering the proximity to London it did not feel that much like the dormitory/commuter town that it clearly is, but then again it was a Wednesday and the middle of the day!
Our journey back north took us via Watford Junction (using the London Midland service from St Albans Abbey), Coventry, Nuneaton and Leicester. Conveniently it was possible to partake of a 'cheeky pint' (or two) between trains at Watford, Nuneaton and Leicester.
... had to pay extra if you want WiFi! Had a cold but enjoyable walk around central London visiting Natural History Museum, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. We wanted to do more but the sun goes down really early here and when it does the temperature drops fast. Would only come back to England to visit family, and only ever again in summer, but overall better than we expected ...
... down to the jetty to board the Hop On/Off Boat!! The boat too a while to arrive but we didn't mind as while we were waiting they opened the Tower Bridge to let a military ship out of Thames, I spose to make it's way to sea. Was a great site to see all the traffic on the bridge had to just sit and wait and all the people walking on the bridge stopped to have a look. It was like the city just stopped while the pilot ...
... we'll frame when we get home. A Japanese artist owned a small gallery where he sells beautiful paper-cut art, which involves painstakingly cutting patterns out from black paper, to produce intricate works of art. A framed image of a geisha, complete with Japanese calligraphy cut from the paper, took our breath away, but at GBP300 we decided that we shouldn't buy it this time. The crowds just got worse and worse up until the train station. When farewelled Nicole at Canary ...
... for checking my bags at the airport instead of arranging this ahead of time. The last one was rough but when I'm on my own in a foreign country, the best thing I can do is laugh at the dumb things that happen and do better from here on out. Of course I'm hoping I don't run into many more of these situations...
I'm off to Madrid on Thursday, and Barcelona the next week. I'm sure I'll have some good stories to tell from Dublin, so another update coming soon!