Garden View Hotel
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Had a yum takeout breakkie at Ottolengi. Spinach and feta tart was delish. Got the
Hop on Hop Off Bus, which went from Marble Arch, up to Paddington, down Regent Street, Oxford street, then to Trafalgar square, London Bridge, then to Tower of London. Commentry was a bit light, but worthwhile. Meet Rach Hamilton at Tower of London, great too see her. Then we all had lunch ...
... gave talks the most interesting of which was a Roman surgeon who used a very realistic dummy to demonstrate surgical techniques and surgical instruments used at the time. He ran through fixing broken bones and removing arrows and healing arrow wounds and the methods used were not a lot different from those used today. They used lavender to disinfect the wound and honey to prevent infection. It was fascinating.
The other very interesting ...
... to pay the price--literally!
WHERE DID YOU STAY? We stayed at the Marriott London Park Lane Hotel located at 140 Park Lane London. It has a great location near the Marble Arch that allows you to catch the Tube (the underground metro system) to any location in the greater London area. The hotel is located at the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane near Hyde Park. You have excellent shopping on Oxford Street which is just out the back door of the Hotel. You can ...
... minutes exploring the Nave and the surrounding areas in the cathedral, and then headed down to "The Crypt", where there are many catacombs of various individuals who were famous in London's history. It was a bit creepy, but still cool!
After St. Paul's we went and relaxed in a Starbucks, as we had a bit of a gap in our schedule until our next attraction. At 6:30, we headed to The Shard, which is currently the tallest building in Europe. It has two observatory decks, ...
... There were scarves everywhere, but I convinced myself that 10 scarves is plenty - I only wear one at a time anyway!
But it was truly amazing what caught my eye.
Yes, the cute guy and the cupcakes at the cupcake store (which I ended up having - the cupcake. Just the cupcake.)
When I set out from home all that time ago, I wanted ...