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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... This is the home to original printed works going back to the origins of the printed word. They have the Magna Carta, but it was off on a special display. We did see da Vici's codex, Michaelangelo's original sketches for work and letters describing his plans, hand illustrated and copied versions of 12th century bibles, the original musings of Paul McCartney as he composed "Michelle", a Guttenberg bible and Elizabeth Barret Browning's draft of "How Do I Love Thee" with ...
... 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.
... a Fish and Chips place nearby for lunch. It was the nicest sweetest fish, and not-too-greasy batter and yummy chips.
We then walked down to the Tower of London to check out the poppies. It was certainly spectacular.
The next day we headed out to Camden Markets, and old haunt as I used to work in an office upstairs in the Stables Market area. Oh, but it has changed. It is massive now! Also, filled with a lot more tat. A walk around, ...
... is where history happened...to me...that is so cool to experience and really is hard to put into words. so...I sat sown and just looked into the distance of the English Channel...it was a bit hazy so could not see Calais, France...it is not that far away....and can be seen when its clear...but the way the sun was hitting the water looked pretty cool. I decided time to move on.
Where to next....well...might as well go to Dover I thought....hopped on ...
... falafel, borka. Really tasty. Enjoyed sitting outside watching the world go by until a sudden downpour of rain. Luckily we had finished our meal so weren't inconvenienced.
Next day we expected rain so planned to go to the Imperial War Museum. Decided to walk there as needed exercise. It was a really nice walk. Got to the Thames and crossed Waterloo bridge which was great as had views towards the City on one side and Houses of Parliament and the London Eye on the ...