Holiday Inn Express London - Dartford
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... one, at that. We made our way to the Tower of London, here we joined a free walking tour to hear the history of this place from a Yeomen Warder, aka a Beefeater. The guards are nicknamed 'Beefeater' by the Londoners as according to legend the guards were paid in beef by the royals. Situated in the Tower of London is the crown jewels which houses the largest diamond of the world at 530 carats! This diamond sits in the sceptre with the cross (a very expensive stick that the ...
... the back over the bumps. We shouted 'what is it Simon?' He shouted back 'I don't know!!'. We then saw loads of other vans driving fast to a meeting point where we came face to face with a gorgeous pregnant cheetah! We were so excited. It was sad to see the animal surrounded by safari vans though and at one point it looked quite scared. After this we felt like we had hit the jackpot and didn't think we could beat it. But we did! We followed more vans and found a pride of about 7 lions ...
... when answering the phone.) I ended up drifting down the high street until I spotted another horticultural delight, creatively titled Battersea Flower Station - a long, narrow alleyway that serves as a garden shop and show garden. Just what I needed after a sticky bus journey, with plenty of greenery and shade. I then went on a mission to take a few shots of the power station from a suitable vantage point, passing through Battersea ...
... in the many department stores that are dotted along it's length. Some were very upmarket with prices to match, but some were great value for a couple of Aussies on the travel.
Quick stop for lunch, then we headed down Regent Street towards Piccadilly Circus to hit Trafalgar Square. Mike wanted to have a better look at Trafalgar Square so we sat for a while and took in all the sights ...
... anything).. ;) The gosee went ok, and I went straight back to the apartment afterwards because I was totally exhausted. I had an apple and some nice and warm tomato soup for dinner. After dinner I just talked with Manon and Jenny (a other girl in the apartment, who's from Manchester) and did some FaceTime with the people back in Holland. Now I'm going to take a warm shower and go to bed since I have toy get up early tomorrow. See ya tomorrow! Hugs and kisses, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility