Holiday Inn Express London- Southwark
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The locals say Suthuck but the street is spelled Southwark. We just went with it. Free WiFi in the lobby and an excellent breakfast layout.
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Heading west along river bank past the London Eye, we crossed Westminster Bridge to the Houses of Parliament. Bad luck struck though as the Commons were in use today for a Youth Parliament where they would be debating issues to promote interest in democracy. We crossed the road and entered Westminster Abbey. This was a real treat and it was …
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The notable thing that occurred on this walk was a visit to
the Borough Market. This is similar to the Pike Place Market with some unusual
foods but it is similar to Whole Foods in that you need to bring your gold
credit card. For example a vendor of fudge which included clotted cream vanilla
charges 2.5 Great Britain pounds for 100 grams. He showed me how little 100
grams was so I kept on walking. His price is about ...
... everywhere (and few wearing helmets we noticed) and easy public transport, very child-friendly with loads of young families around, including very young-looking parents (perhaps we're just getting older?). A lot of groups speaking accented English - perhaps Swedes and Fins using English as their common language. A large number of goths too favouring tattoos, piercings and multi coloured hair! Generally ...
... WIth shopping complete, we headed back to the Trafalgar Square area and Gordon's wine bar. We got a table inside this time and had a quick glass of bubbly before heading back to the Piccadilly Circus area for dinner. We went to the Bear and Staff which is where we ate the Friday night after we arrived. It was so good, we wanted to return. Plus, the menu says it's where Charlie Chaplin went to quench his thirst...how good is that? I finally had my first "hot pot"...well it was ...
A walk through the park
Saw squirrels seek loot,
One thought I had food
So he climbed up my boot
Strutting their stuff were
Guards in silly hats
Where all tourists were at
The Queen was not in
As no flag was in flight
Yet this empty Palace
Seems to bring such delight
Down round the corner
The Royal Mews court
Horse drawn carriages
Such great assort
A beautiful gold ...