Westminster Abbey is a major landmark of London. The place for coronations, weddings and funerals, the Abbey is arguably the head church for the monarchy and the state of the United Kingdom.
At the end of our April London trip, Steve and I wanted afternoon tea before taking the Eurostar back to Belgium. As I read promising things about the German Gymnasium‘s Germanic take on this quintessential British activity at The Londonist, we booked a table well in advance for Sunday at 2PM.
As we had a morning to spend in London, Steve and I decided to head to the British Museum, being near the Crowne Plaza London Kings Cross and St Pancras International for the Eurostar.
Last year, Steve and I stayed at the InterContinental London – The O2. This year we wanted to try something else, but preferably with lounge access and a swimming pool. So we booked a night at Crowne Plaza London Kings Cross.
Shakespeare’s Globe is a 1997 replica of the Globe Theatre (1599-1642). It is used for shakespearean productions.
After a weekend in London, Steve I returned to Belgium with the 17.55 Eurostar to Brussels. Tó the United Kingdom we traveled in Eurostar’s e320 (aka Siemens Velaro). On the return journey we got a refurbished e300, aka British Rail Class 373 or TGV TMST.
Welcome, 2019. A special year. Fifty years ago, in June 1969, patrons of The Stonewall Inn in New York grew tired of yet another raid by the police. Gay, lesbians, bisexuals and mostly: transgenders, transvestites and dragqueens fought back. Those were the Stonewall Riots.
Where next? We have been travelling together since 2013. Together or separately, we have fallen under the charm of some cities we didn’t expect to.
England’s Coast is a new booking platform designed to help visitors find their way on England’s many coasts. Funded by VisitEngland‘s Discover England Fund, it offers interactive videos highlighting the breadth of choice of activities and scenic beauty around this coastline.
Principal Hotels are joining IHG or InterContinental Hotel Group. Booking at Principal will enable you to earn and redeem IHG points.