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Travel Blogs from East Horsley
Besides feeling strange at being awake at 3 am body clock time, the constant noise level of people and traffic was a new phenomenon. We had some trouble focusing at first, but eventually adjusted. After a few photos from the bridge, we moved on toward Westminster Abbey. It was easy to find - just followed the block long lines, which we eventually joined. Our "pass" was prepaid, but required a scan at ...
... less opulent IBIS Hotel, conveniently located near Euston Station. They kindly stored our luggage in the morning whilst we once again did the 2 hour train trip to Leeds - this time for Scott to meet with Stan to discuss possible collaborations. I wandered up as well to take a look around Leeds and generally make a nuisance of myself. I went to the Leeds City Museum and the Leeds Library gallery, which kept me occupied until the crew were finished ...
... the stalls for a couple of hours, and getting some lunch, we went back to the hostel where we sat in the courtyard and had a cuppa in the tiniest patch of summer sun we got. :P At around 6.30 we went down to a pub that I had been very highly recommended by a few friends, the Blues Kitchen. We met a friend of Darren's that he'd met on the PJ06 tour, Hinny, who has been living in London for a while. We had a pint with him there, but the music ...
... last night after walking 3,875 miles around this town...... there were TV cameras and Paparazi everywhere, I jokingly asked "was the Queen here to see me Mate?" to a glum looking doorman........WHOOPS........didn't know that former PM Lady Margaret Thatcher, who lived in a Suite here on the floor just above us - passed away at about 11.30am same morning.
Papers and TV screamed ...
... buildings. London does have less beggars, though.
We went on a river cruis down the Themes river, which was included in our bus tour. It was nice, except the glass roof of the boat was covered in bird poo, which made getting a good picture of the monuments a little tricky. I also found that either side of the Themes had rocky beaches and bland buildings. It did give you a great view of Daniel Radcliffe's old school, the London Eye and ...
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