Ridgeway Hotel Chingford
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Leaving For Asia
We arrived separately at Heathrow, making the most of the time with our families before setting off on our 3 month adventure.
The journey to Heathrow should of only took 1 and a half hours but due to a traffic jam it was more like 4 hours, so we were both relieved we had left early.
We met in terminal 5 and straight away headed ...
The Abbey was spectacular, the history mind blowing. Walking past the tombs of Kings and Queens and the amazing architecture was inspiring.
We then caught a cruise boat down the Thames to Greenwich, which considering the weather was delightful, and very relaxing. Greenwich has some beautiful old buildings but everyone was heading up the hill to the Royal Observatory. Of course we followed suit - quite a steep ...
... wand with my holiday money - the only thing I wanted.
(Isla) My favourite bit was the castle that they worked on - they did a good job on that! I really liked the book that had teeth and all the eyes on top!
The tour was really interesting and worthwhile, we were all glad that we managed to get there.
Got back to London at 9:00pm and had dinner...tomorrow is definitely a rest day!
... amp; soak in some sun.
We also had high tea this afternoon at the Corinthian Hotel that is right around the corner from our apartment. Sitting under a gigantic crystal chandelier & surrounded by vases of peonies - we each had a pot of tea, selection of sandwiches (including the traditional cucumber sandwich, warm scones with thick, sweet clotted cream & strawberry jam, and tiny cakes & pastries).
... therefore I was not impressed by it at all. After that we went to Harrods which was one of the most amazing shopping centers I have ever seen. It was five floors, and took up about five blocks of space! It was however, very expensive. The rest of the day was uneventful, just us heading home to Florence! This trip was much easier than getting there. The London Stansted ...