Hour Glass Hotel
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We woke at a relatively normal 8-ish and commenced the breaking of our fasts. Ethel and Thelonious kept us entertained as we tucked in to bagels, yummy egg salad, fruit, some cookies we brought, OJ, coffee and anything else you could want for breakfast. Adam and Anahied have by this point proven themselves to be completely stellar hosts. After breakfast Ethel decided to entertain us all with a game of hide and ...
Part of Brick Lane should be renamed India Lane. In one block alone I counted 19 Indian/Bangladeshi restaurants. In fact some people refer to it as Banglatown. Brick Lane derives it name from the brick industry which started in the 15th century. Spitalfields was the location for many of the murders committed by Jack the Ripper, London's most notorious killer.
We walked to Covent Garden to do some last minute tourist shopping. There are plenty ...
... to close. Phew!! Can't say I enjoyed being a last minute airport passenger. We went to get the next lot of assistance to get us through security quickly, but after the lady explaining she didn't know when someone wouldn't be free to take us and "they shouldn't be long" we gave up and just took the wheelchair ourselves, Lynne had the pleasure of pushing it! Having the wheelchair still got us through security slightly quicker (thankfully) and after a body scan and a ...
We spent the first 2 days travelling around on the hop on/hop off bus. Good value for money £30 each. The bus stop is just around the corner and starts at 8.30am. There are several routes and we did blue and red mainly. 1st day we spent all morning on the bus orientating ourselves. It was very cool but the rain held off. Has lunch at Pret a Manger, a great lunch stop. Pret a Manger ...
... We had a guided bus tour of the town and then Sheila took us on a walking tour. We were then left to our own devices and wondered around. Had a lovely lunch and then we were back on the bus for a 3 hour drive back to London. On the way back from Bath we passed the Lansdowne race course. I'm sure there was a nursery rhyme about that race course. Lucky Grant didn't know the races were on ...