Kate and I stayed at the Premier Inn at Kensington, I would recommend it to anyone needing to stay in that part of London. Unlike most of the Travelodge type resting places, this one had its own restaurant and did a reasonably priced meal deal, which included a starter and main course in the evening and an "all you can eat" breakfast the next morning. The food was good quality, the only quibble I would have is that my medium steak was on the rare side of medium, but apart from that the meals were fine.
We were to go our separate ways on Friday morning, me off to Essex to see my Mum and Kate back to Suffolk after having a mooch around the West End Shops. But before we parted we realized we were quite close to somewhere I have always wanted to visit, but despite having lived within 30 miles of Central London for 60 of my 62 years had never been. So we set off and made our way to Cromwell Road, walked past the Natural History Museum
continued into Brompton Road, and eventually we came to Harrods
We had to wait for a while for the store to open (at 10am) but, boy, was it worth it! Wow, what a store. I was gobsmacked!
It was only a couple of days until my Mum's birthday - the reason for my trip to Essex, and I wanted to buy her a little something that I could give to her in a Harrods bag, so I bought some lemon bon-bons in the sweetie department.
Wandering round the rest of the ground floor we came across something else which I bought, I cant mention it here or show a picture because it is for my as yet unborn grandchild, but believe me, it is lovely.
The visit to Harrods means I have crossed another thing off my list of 100 things I still want to do before I die, only 96 left!