25.07.2011 - 25.07.2011 22 °C
We caught the train from Bury St Edmunds to Liverpool Street (GBP 18 each one-way) and then the Underground to Warren Street so that we could take up residence in our rental apartment in Fitzroy Street for 7 days - a very good value 1-bedroom apartment (GBP100 per night) in a central London location
Rob Poleykett soon arrived and we all walked up to and across Regent's Park to the Regent's Canal for a 2-mile towpath walk to Marylebone and a welcome pint of Fuller's London Pride at the Windsor Castle in Park Road. Our walk back took us past the depressingly filthy area around Madame Tussaud's in Marylebone Road and I must say that after our few days in here, London is right up there with filthy cities of the world
On thw way, we saw a London Blue Plaque for Matthew Flinders at the top of our street
In the evening we met up with Jo and had a nice meal at an Indian vegetarian restaurant nearby - the Sagar
I hadn't realised, but we are staying close the Spaghetti House restaurant in Goodge Street (this is the first one of what is now a large franchise). The memories of my late father came flooding back - we used to have lunch there every time we came up to London on the way the Cup Final at Wembley. Sometimes my sister and mother would come with us and then go off shopping while Dad, my Uncle Derek and I would take our seats in that terrible old Wembley Stadium!