Monday, 6 October 2003

Nat’s Sixth Birthday Treat – 3 Days in London Ongoing to Finish

Day One
Train to London
Building Euro Link at st pancrus had to take diversion to get to Tube because normal access closed
We too the Tube to Earls Court and came out here. we walked to the end of Earls Court Road and then turn left up Cromwell Road until we crossed over to our hotel that was located on the other side.

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We stayed at

Premier Inn London Kensington Olympia, London

22 - 32 West Cromwell Road, London, SW5 9QJ
Out hotel was a knocked together conversion of a number of Victorian Town-House and was very pleasant and reasonably priced. We were booked in for three days and we were situated on, if I recall correctly, the third floor down toward the end of the corridor as you exited from the lift. The door used an electronic key card, my first! After we had settled in we decided to walk down Cromwell Road until we reached the natural History museum which was to be our first port of call. It was rather a long walk and Nat's first time in London traffic but we ambled gently along and eventually arrived at out destination. The greast thing was that the walk itself was part of the experience. If you don't live there you can't conceive of how busy London is. I worked there for about a year and it still knocks me for six whenever I visit. I had never been to the NHM before and to say it was a revelation would be an understatement. No wonder many people describe it as a cathedral to Science; it is sipmle enormous and absolutely breathtaking...and that's before you even go inside!


Walk to natural History Museum (my first ever visit to)
Stayed until six
Art Exhibition in Grounds
Underpass to get underground to to earls court and save feet where we saw a didgeridoo player busking
Rang Redditch
Han wouldn’t stop crying
Day Two/Three
Science Museum Morning
Buckingham Palace
Horse guards Parade
Downing Street
Nelson’s Column
Coffee cafe in Wall
London Eye
Boat trip on Thames
Hamleys Toy Store – Laura Lamb for Hannah
Saw Lion King Lyceum Theatre via new Covent Garden
Celebrating 10 years of the Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre
Walked through Theatre crowds to tube afterward
Imperial War Museum
Tea in Cafe opposite Earls Court Tube