Hour Glass Hotel
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We took the train to Notting Hill (no sign of Hugh) and then walked around Kensington Gardens. Went into Kensington Palace and but Will and Kate weren't there. The palace had two parts to look at, the Georgian section and then a very interesting part dedicated to Queen Victoria.
We went on to Hyde Park and walked with all the summer crowds and school kids enjoying the balmy 24 degrees. There were ...
... main gateway to the grand priory and it's buildings and is still used today as the Chapter hall of the Priory today. The gate itself was erected in 1148, but after Henry the VIII's dissolution of the Monasteries, St John's Gate passed through several owners. At the beginning of the 18th century the east tower housed a coffee house, run by the father of William Hogarth, the painter. In 1731, the west tower and the room over the archway became the house and printing works of Edward ...
Today was a bit of an odd day. We had 2 reservations to 2 of the top restaurants in the city - 1 for lunch & 1 for dinner. This meant that we didn't really have a lot of time to do sight seeing - but to be totally honest, we didn't really come to London for the sights. We came to London to eat. We wanted to gorge ourselves on the creations of the many talented chefs that can be found here & we definitely accomplished this today! We started off by walking around the ...
... from asking for help. Anyway, I have a good 3 hours to kill, so the plan is to do what I do best, shop. Not that I have any money to spend as the budget lifestyle starts now. The price of a coffee here will buy me two meals in 24 hours ! Madness. I'm too excited to keep writing, a want to explore Heathrow and spray myself with ridiculous amounts of perfume.. may as well smell good for one last day ...
... we checked out a new Indian restaurant called Memsaheb that we had heard good reports on. The reports were accurate and we enjoyed a stroll back home along the Thames complete with strange green laser shooting out of Greenwich.
Friday December 13th.
4th gym day on the spin, why am i still fat? This afternoon we headed over to the west side of London town to check out a Roman exhibition at my favorite nephew ...
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