A Travellerspoint blog

January 15 2011

Starting the long trip back

overcast 11 °C

Today we left Cockfield and drove to Russell Square in London. Our satnav was determined to take the most convoluted route onto the M11 and we ended up going via Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow - very scenic but very slow. Then it decided that the best way into London was through the area where the main Olympic stadia are being built! I can't believe it only took 2 1/2 hours with all of this messing about. The good thing however, is that this horrible Garmin nuvi 205 satnav was stolen or removed for security reasons from my case at either Heathrow, Dubai or Brunei's aiport

We stayed at the very comfortable Grange Blooms hotel a few metres from Russell Square (GBP 128 per night) where the garden actually backs onto the British Museum

The Money Room in the museum is fascinating especially this 1847 Valentine cheque of love:

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6am Sunday saw us driving a wonderful traffic-free 'tourist" route through Shaftsbury Avenue, The Strand, Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall, Piccadilly and into Knightsbridge past Harrods and the V&A Museum to pick up the Cromwell Road out to Heathrow Airport - certainly the best tour of this part of London I've ever done

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Posted by kforge 17:35 Archived in United Kingdom

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