Oliver Plaza Hotel
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Arrived on an overcast day that progressively got worse until it rained. The trip from the airport took about half an hour and was about 20 miles to the hotel. Got settled in my room and had a shower. Room is very pokey. Two single beds shower of over the bath. No mini bar damn it! Wandered off or tea and jam at Roses Hotel around the corner so I discovered. Once ...
... odd roundabout more than once as a result but it cracks us up every time. We were quite a while at West Byfleet. Very friendly and the best range of ladies gear we've seen yet. And some very nice winter golf boots for me! On to London, arriving at our Richmond Gate Hotel about 6.45. It was much easier than I had thought it would be. Beautiful area on the top side of parkland overlooking the Thames. The hotel is pretty old world, the wifi ...
... lost in the back streets of third world countries. Even the poorest of people have shown us such generosity and I would not hesitate to go back to these countries given the opportunity.
The best thing I did on my trip that I would recommend for everyone to give a go is scuba diving. This is the thing I am most happy I did during the trip (and hope to continue in the future) and has opened eyes to another world, ...
The Nespresso shop was just up the road from Harrod's, and my supply of coffee pods was running low, so we dropped in to replenish it. We were invited upstairs to the tasting area, where we sampled the chocolate and caramel espressos - yum!
Backtracking to Knightsbridge station, we headed back to Gloucester Road, dropping into Waitrose for some 'ready meals' to heat up for dinner, along with some fruit to go with ice cream for dessert.
... which normally is rather pricey. I made my way to the center of the Bridge and entered the
northwest tower. The tour takes
you up to a nice view from the top of the structure, which provides expansive vistas
from either vantage point. In
addition, you are presented with films and plaques that provide detailed
information about the need for this new and grand bridge built prior to the
turn of the century.
Coincidentally, it was designed by ...