As of last night we were officially in ENGLAND. Forgot to mention that Carlisle was right over the boarder from Scotland, so now we are on the England portion of this trip!
AND since we're on the longer stretches of train rides, we are now on FIRST class trains. Angela was impressed as we now have chargers at our nice plush seats and we get FED and watered (ha!) yes, they have water and soda for the first class passengers. Sweet. And free wifi - but honestly I think that has been the case even in second class on the local trains too. Most local trains are two cars and no first class - now we're on multi car trains with three or more cars of just first class. They are pricey, so not many are on them - now the only down side is we didn't spend the extra to RESERVE a seat, so we have to look for those that show as available. This one was one that we got bumped and we went to the front of the train near the kitchen - pretty much all of that car was open and we had no more issues. Freaked Angela out for sure. she was so upset we had to move - ha! I just said "we go look for those that aren't reserved and we move - simple" and it was.
we arrived in London at Euston Station - then made our way via tube to where we needed to be.
We settled into our hotel room and then went out to see where we had to be for our tour the next morning at 10am. THIS hotel was actually a Latvian Guest House. I enjoyed this one!.
The outside looked just like the adds in Booking.com
It was on a street full of little places just like this - in fact the one across the street was a Comfort Inn how funny is that?
Anyway - we went out on the town to see where we were going in the morning to catch our bus to Stonehenge and Bath!! We found it with a bit of walking and searching. All was well, then we found we had a tube stop RIGHT at that hotel and just down the street by one block from OUR hotel Sweet!! We caught the tube back to Queensway stop and went to grab some dinner. I spotted a Kebab shop and we got in line to get some.
And since we didn't have the hotel person with us on this trip in, I stopped and took pictures - inside the entry.... we went all the way to the end of this hall - past the stairs and to the light yellow area in the back... then turned right.
The nights sleep was very pleasant as it was a fairly quiet street just north of Hyde Park,