Tuesday, 24 December 2013

London Weekend

This weekend we stayed in London - saved up for throughout the year in our money box on the SFT Challenge.  We know London well so planned our route to avoid crowds and to keep travel costs down....
 
We drove to West Norwood and found free parking on a private road, we used Zone 1-4 one day Travelcard (£8 each) for unlimited tube/bus travel.

Borough Market
 We stayed at Marylebone Road Travel Lodge right opposite the station.
It is very basic accommodation but clean, comfortable and central. 
We decided to pass up on the Ice Bar and do some shopping instead.

Borough Market/Covent Gdn Weatherspoon Ladies Mosaic Loo!
 
Our first stop was Borough Market, a walk over the wobbly bridge to St Pauls and
on by bus to Regent Street, we walked to Liberty, Oxford Circus and along the back streets
to Marble Arch (it was very crowded on the main shopping routes)
 
 
Liberty/Selfridges Window/Embankment
We ate out in Edgeware Road at Maroush and Al Azar
This area is where you will find all the Lebanese cuisine and culture which we really like.
 
We took a bus all the way back to the car (£2.40 each x 1 hour)
As we returned the wet weather turned to storms which during the night have brough trees down
and caused severe disruption to trains/flights from Gatwick.
 
We had a great time but are glad to be home.
 
 

6 comments:

  1. So glad you had your London weekend away. It sounded like much fun was had.

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  2. Wow! what a great weekend..... I love going to London its such a magical place with all the hustle and bustle of people from all walks of life wandering around going about their business. Tracey and i have swapped our fairies now .I did send you an email with some photos. I hope you got them as my computer seems to be playing up. Thank you very much for organising the fairy swap. Happy Christmas to you and your family......xx

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  3. Glad you got home safely Betty. Have a lovely Christmas.

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  4. Betty so glad you had a great time and managed to get home. It sure was a wild one last night.
    Wishing you and the family a happy holiday, a merry Christmas. We hope the day brings you joy. Have fun and lots of treats.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. Fabulous! Lovely images. Have a very Merry Christmas. x

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  6. Glad you got home safely in this terrible weather.

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