08 April, 2010

Day 5 & 6: - Bath and London

Firstly, apologies, but I have tried to purchase my Internet over here, but 3 will ONLY do online purchase IF you have a UK Registered Credit Card. So I have been living off free Internet and when we arrived last night, the Hotel's Internet was down, thus no Internet last night!

Day 5

So Tuesday saw us up early (again) to a lovely breakfast... The hotel there was really something smashing! Beautiful, large and very 'Grand' indeed! I want to go back there! So I purchased the tickets for the Roman Baths and the 'Hop on Hop off' bus from the hotel, to save time on any lines that there may be... A wise decision as soon as we got to the Roman Baths! There was a lot of people there as it was JUST opening! Here are some pics from within the Baths:

JMS Roman Baths, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.
Julie and Stella Claudius, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.
Grey Brigade Phone Home, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.

Next, it was a tour on the bus, first taking in the inner city and then onto a different tour of the outer city.


Hop on Bus Bath, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.
Bath River, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.


Bath Arch House, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.

Then it was off to London. This was a simple 2 hour drive, and thanks to Myrtle or TomTom got us there without to much of a hassle! Oh it was good to get to be that night!

Day 6

This was a VERY early start as we had to be in Central London for an 8.30 bus tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford. As we are staying out near Heathrow, it was an hour on the Tube, so an early breakfast of muesli, coffee and then some toast, we were off! The bus is at the door and off to Hounslow West to catch the Tube! Needless to say, we got there with around 30mins to spare, but it is better to be safe than sorry!

It took the coach around 45 mins or so to get to Windsor, and it was a VERY quick walk through the State Roms, viewing of the Changing of the Guards, and the St Georges Chapel, before having a stop at a cafe to get some lunch and back on the bus.

Mum Windsor Castle, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.
Windsor Castle Guards Band, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.

Then it was off to Stonehenge. Now I had a bit of a 'nap' along the way (its hard work making sure the 'Grey Brigade' are entertained...) but we were soon into the area. Now I had not been here before, and I did not really know WHAT to expect, (bunch of rocks in a paddock?), but I was surprised with what we saw!

Stonehenge BSMJ, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.
Stonehenge Mum, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.
Stonehenge 5, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.

Then it was another hour or so drive across to Oxford, which is largely a University Town, but it was also home to some of the Harry Potter movies with the Oxford University's Dinning Room being 'Hogwarts'!

Oxford "Hogwarts" Courtyard, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.

We were soon enough, back on the bus and heading back into London. As the bus was doing stops along the way, I asked if we could get out at the 'Queensway' and we went and had dinner at a little Italian Restaurant, which was extremely busy! Back onto the Tube to the Hotel, purchased Internet and mum is fast asleep behind me... I will be not long into bed myself!!!!


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you wrote. I was worrying that perhaps you'd stumbled into a dungeon over there! lol!
    The photos are great, as usual and everyone looks like they are having fun!


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