The shower in the Hotel was superb, even had two heads, an overhead one as big as a dinner plate and the usual off the wall. Wonderful volume at a perfect temp. No wonder everything looks new, they’ve only been reopened for a few weeks so it’s quite likely no one has ever used the room. The only thing I found annoying was the stiffness of the doors, it took quite an effort to open them, even after I had pushed the green button to unlock it.
We sorted what we needed to for the luggage and left it at the Hotel then went across the road for some breakfast in the St Pancras Railway Station Arcade then we caught one of the Big Buses which do circuits of London. The first bus just had a recorded commentary but the second one had a young girl doing her best to involve passengers eg. Shout DRAGON every time you see a dragon. About 12 o’clock we went into Hyde Park and were immediately visited by Grey Squirrels that thought we had food for them. They’re very cute but not beautiful like the Red Squirrels which have lovely feathery hairs on their ears that glow in the sun. We also saw lot of different birds, horses being taken for an outing along the Hacking Track or whatever it’s called and a squad of soldiers doing almost the same. We really enjoyed a pizza at a place in the Park. After that we went back to the Big Bus Stop and went past some of the same places as before until we reached the Tower Stop and from there we walked down to the Boat Landing. We were very lucky with our Tour Guide this time, either a Cockney or an actor but great to listen to either way. By the time the boat reached Westminster stop it was time for us to get off so we could walk back to a particular Big Bus Stop where the “Green Bus” would take us back to Kings Cross. All of the buses are actually double decker red ones with just a logo that tells you whether it’s going the red, green or blue route.
Cockney taxi driver was a very cheery chappy, blown away by the thought of a flight to Orrrstraalya. We’re promising ourselves we’ll never again overload our luggage. Had a nice surprise when we boarded the plane, a vacant seat next to us!