Travelodge Gatwick Airport
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... It was :) and in just a couple of minutes I was in a cab and on my way to the DoubleTree Hotel in Islington.
The trip took about 20 minutes and cost £13.60, I gave the cabbie £15.00 and he seemed really surprised when I said keep the change. Maybe they don't tip cabs much here.
Checking into the DoubleTree was a surprise as the lady handed me a warm chocolate chip cookie! I can honestly say I have never been given a cookie ...
... We jumped off just before we got to Westminster Abbey, took some photos of the Abbey, Big Ben and so on, then crossed the Thames. We had a look at the London Eye and London Dungeon, but they were both extremely expensive. We decided to find a supermarket for lunch, where a croissant, a jam donut, an apple and a Mars Bar cost me about $6AUD, much better than the hot dog vendor charging $8AUD each. After lunch we found a cafe where we could charge our phones and use the bathroom so ...
OK, I get it....... summer was yesterday!
We planned to meet Alan, a childhood and guitar playing friend of Bob's late afternoon, and so we decided to take the train into the heart of London and join the tourists doing tourist things ! We took the "tube" to the city station called "St Paul's" - rightly named as it was just by St Paul's Cathedral.
Our first "experience" was to spend five pounds on two cups of coffee! Ouch!
We then spent ...
... today at the summit it was a very different story. Incredibly cold.
When we returned to a more reasonable temperature at ground level, we caught a bus on the same route to return to the city centre. There is located, what is called, "The Fortress" which is perched high on, what looks like a massive granite-like hill.
The Fortress was built, as the name applies, to protect the city and dates back at least 700 AD. To ...
... I messaged him he was in Switzerland. However, once he saw that I was going to be in London, he suggested meeting up, because his father lives there and he's spending his summer vacation there. He agreed to meet with me just after I landed and he was there to help me as soon as I landed in London! We took "the tube" aka The London Underground, which was a tourist experience in itself! I was elated to be with someone who knew their way around the area. We arrived at ...