I had a GREAT week, stayed at the Hilton Metropole while in London, it was fine, as expected. Modern, clean, nice Hilton hotel, tons of business people there, perfect location near Paddington. I ended up traveling by myself and as a single lady I felt very safe there. The room was clean, reasonably roomy, flat screen TV, pretty comfortable bed.
I met dear friends in London, toured parliament and had the amazing opportunity to climb to the top of the tower to the Big Ben, I was up by the bell when it chimed high noon last week, THAT was COOL!!! We then checked out Covent Gardens and Harrods, perfect afternoon.
The next day I had a two hour private horseback ride in Hyde Park through Hyde Park Stables, FABULOUS!! My guide knew the history of the park, she showed me everything and we had a wonderful chat, Rotten Row is the best place to ride, wow. The roses were still blooming, the swans were out, what a great way to see Hyde Park. And I had a very nice horse, obviously used to traffic and noise. The rest of the day I strolled Baker/Oxford streets
Onto Windsor to meet more friends, we all stayed at the Hart & Garter there, I submitted my review. Windsor was a lovely change-of-pace after London, I toured the Castle,and enjoyed strolling around. It was such an easy train-ride from Paddington, only about a half an hour.
I miss it already, I have to find a way to return!