The Stafford London by Kempinski
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Ryan, Walsh the driver that our friend Michael had arranged for us was waiting outside baggage and took me to the Stafford where my cousins were waiting for my and drinking tea. Our rooms are lovely and the Stafford is a very old, having been a hotel for 300 plus years. Ryan will drive us to and from the Paddington Station and Heathrow during our …
Jet lag! I couldn't sleep past 2:00 so I came down to the beautiful lobby and was given a lot of coffee and shortbread while I worked on my blog The staff are amazing and very accomodating. After an excellent breakfast, we went to the National Portrait Gallery, which we had been to on our 2011 trip. Then lunch at the Crypt, a cafeteria across the …
... even though we weren’t able to have a conversation. I got my Mum on FaceTime, and she had a quick chat with everybody as well, and then we went to bed. I revelled in the fact that I had a double bed all to myself in my own private room, as nights of sleeping in hostels and shared dorm rooms were starting to do me in.
After a lovely breakfast and chat the next day, they drove me back to the station and I caught a train into London. ...
... so it was obvious that the book had been about 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide when opened. They were this size so that many choir members could read from just one book. As a church musician and a calligrapher and illuminator, these were triply interesting. The music is pre-modern notation, and takes some special study to understand. I took a course in reading it during work on my master's, but that was a few more years ago than I care to remember, so I have forgotten ...
... gave up and trudged off to Piccadilly and the Hard Rock Cafe. No room there either so around the corner to little pub for a drink and to warm up. An odd woman joined us at our table. It was a little uncomfortable with a strange smell of fish arriving with her. She downed two glasses of wine in quick succession and left shortly before us. The Hard Rock Cafe was still packed so we walked through Green Park to the front of Buckingham Palace and back in the general direction ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Stafford London by Kempinski
Wonderful staff, location, food and accomodations. The only place we stay in London.
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