Mercure Tunbridge Wells
Travel Blogs from Pembury
... we'd managed to secure a late check out as our flight wasn't until after 1800 so plenty of time for some more reading!
After our time was up we headed up to get ready and leave the room for the final time, we headed to the shopping centre across the road from the hotel for a last minute buy and some lovely pizza lunch, we still had some time to kill so we headed back over to ...
... to Buckingham Palace, walked down The Mall (the huge street that is lined with british flags, used for ceremonies etc) and found some other cool side street with a statue of the Queen mother, walked up to Trafalgar square (which is where the National Gallery is) and then onto Picadilly Circus to see all the screens and the gazillions of people just hanging around everywhere! Came home absolutely exhausted and crashed pretty early ...
... were pretty, and I bagged myself a gorgeous skirt from Zara. Our (grumpy) journey home (fraught with ridiculous traffic jams and endless detours) was brightened by the welcoming atmosphere of The Crooked Well, which was fortunately still serving dinner! We tucked into rabbit and bacon pie and some cocktails (and the best pate ever) before crashing into ...
... inside for a tour of all the things for sale: hand made candles, knitted scarves, and antique gardening tools. There were even some blank journals, lovingly covered with wool cloth salvaged from antique jumpers (sweaters). And for icing on the proverbial, they stock artisanal bread from a bakery in Crystal Palace—what more could we ask for? We bought a robust loaf, said fond farewells, and vowed to stop by again soon. Which of course we did, for more tea and ...
... on the Docklands Light Rail (DLR). This line has been developed to service all the areas along the Thames River. It is amazing the number of cosmpoliton housing estates, shopping centres and busines centres located along the line. The one thing I found out on my first trip on the DLR was that the trains are driverless!! Yes Driverless, they are controlled remotely. So a ride on the DLR can be assimilated to a not too scary rollercoaster ride. Especially ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility