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We could leave our bags in the reception area at our BnB in Rome, so had a good breakfast, finalised the packing then checked out before 10am. I had suggested we walk to the Borghese gardens via a few piazzas and a geocache.
The geocache search took us around a block as the reception was flakey. So we moved on to the Piazza della Repub...
We arrived in London to traditional English weather, cold and raining, we winged all day and debated if we could handle a whole year of this kind of weather!! London must have heard our calls, we woke up the next morning to sunshine and clear skies and it stayed this way the whole time we were here. All the locals have been amazed with the weath...London, England, United Kingdom emsmems
Monday greetings to everyone! Hope everyone had a fab weekend. Mine was pretty hard to beat! Its was Rich's birthday extravaganza here in London, and I had an action packed weekend planned.
Event #1 was wine tasting at Vinopolis. We first sat in on a "how to taste wine" lecture and got to practice what we had learned. Then it was on t...
Wow! Roller disco for my birthday was such a great night! I fell over twice but got pushed over (by accident) once so really only fell over one time! We stayed right until the end at 2am and by then I was getting much better at skating and could even go backwards. Some of the others got really good, Sophia looked like a pro by the end.
Today was the big bicycle hunt. We let Danny find his own way to a skate park and Jane and I caught a train to Walthamstowe. What a change from trendy little Bloomsbury! Pretty down-at-heel with lots of grime and tacky shops. We bought three bikes for a bit more than we wanted to spend, but bikes seem to be in big demand at the moment.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVictory Services Club London
Clean, comfortable, friendly staff, safe, pretty much anything you need- but no bar fridge, handy for keeping real milk for a cup of tea or tonic for your gin, but not absolutely necessary. The hotel staff were ready to help if needed, booking shows and taxis. But when we booked a show with a meal deal if I was the concierge I would have perhaps given us a hint as to the poor quality of the restaurant I chose. Having no idea about either one I chose the european over indian and in retrospect, and given the reaction from a couple of cabbies it is not a restaurant with a good reputation. Also we were here on the day of the demonstrations about pensions and that morning we mentioned that we were headding off to spend the day at the National gallery, it wasn't until we got there that we discovered this was the site where the demonstration was starting and the gallery was partly closed and much of that part of town was blocked off- a heads up from the concierge would have been handy. Having said that the breakfast was good with plenty of choice to suit both of us, I have food alergies and often hotel breakfasts offer little choice for someone alergic to artificial food preservatives, colourings and flavourings. We did have a bit of a giggle on our first morning as we approached the breakfast room and found a sea of grey and balding heads. Would I reccomend this hotel. Absolutely. The location was coonvienient to everything we wanted to see and do, it's right on the corner of Hyde Park and it was a lovely stroll to Buckingham palace. It was even close enough for a crisp chilly walk home from the theatre after our show. We stayed in the centenary wing which has recently been refurbished and it is quiet so the sleep quality was great.
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