For day 26 we arrive in London

What glorious weather greeted us for our week’s stay in London!



We stayed at the Citadines apartment hotel in South Kensington which is a super location – just a short walk to Gloucester Road tube station, and a little further to Kensington Gardens and the museums along the Cromwell Road.


We spent our first couple of days mooching around with a bit of shopping. I bought some new shoes at Lambretta near Carnaby Street…


…and we had to visit Liberty, having watched the reality television show. We didn’t spot anyone from the telly but I did get a Rowan knitting book. Wayne was tempted by a Liberty needlework cushion which they had on display on a reupholstered chair. He asked the sales assistant if he could take a photo of the chair – “You can sit in it if you want!” – at least the staff here weren’t snooty at all unlike some other stores.


We also went to the V&A Museum, and the wonderfully eccentric Sir John Soane’s Museum – no photos permitted but here’s a postcard I bought of Mrs Soane’s dog Fanny.










2 responses to “London

  1. I enjoyed your trip on instagram and am loving the extra detail in these blog entries, Tony! I was planning to stay in the same place in September, so glad to hear you found the location convenient. We stayed in one of the Tokyo Citadines and thought it was about right for us.

    • The Citadines South Kensington is very good and a great location. You can get the Piccadilly tube direct from Heathrow to Gloucester Rd. Have a super holiday!

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