Our Weekend Away.

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DH and I had a wonderful three days in London and as there are lots of pictures I am going to split it over the next three days.  We left on the 10.05am train from the station and here is DH doing a little bit of work on the journey down.  However it is still a picture heaving post hope you are ready!!!

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The lamps outside our hotel, The Goring.

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We had lunch at a little cafe along from Harrods, above.  Their desserts looked lovely but I was too full.

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Harrods was decorated for Christmas.

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We had dinner at Gilray’s Steak House overlooking the River, which was very busy for a Friday night!!!

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DH still messing around with Emails.

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The Bar at Gilray’s.

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Dinner served in a frying pan!!!  There has been a big debate about why you get these strange “plates” instead of actual plates.  However it was a lovely meal.

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This used to be the old Westminster Council building and it has now been taken over by several businesses including a hotel, the restaurant and other businesses. This was outside in the centre of the building.

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I also think that some of the tennis players who were playing at the ATP Tour Final at the O2 Arena were staying there as there was one of the official cars parked here. 

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We then went to see the play “Witness for the Prosecution” by Agatha Christie at the old court building at the other side of the old Council Offices.  It was great and we really enjoyed it.  The above and below pictures are the foyer.

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Where the play was to take place, we had a great view!

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Where the Judge will sit.

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The pictures above are as the play was proceeding. 

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When we came out it was a typical November evening; cold, drizzling and a little bit foggy.  The red lights above the building is the London Eye.

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You find, especially in London, that people never look up especially at the buildings and this building is opposite the old Council Offices.  This building would have been an old maternity unit but in those days it was called a Lying in Hospital!!!!

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When we got back to our room, it was ready for our arrival and the sheep was busy giving us advice!!!!  The sheep are a big thing at The Goring.  Below is from their website :

Bar-baa-ra The Goring Sheep

Impeccably English and perfectly individual

The Goring sheep have become as iconic as the hotel itself. Here is a little history on how they came to be…

Guests used to remark to George Goring that they did not feel as if they were in London when they stayed at The Goring, but rather it had the peace and calm of a country hotel – due to the beautiful garden and the quiet location in Belgravia. 

So one day, when he was driving through Somerset, Mr Goring came across the workshop of a lady who made the most engaging wooden sheep with real sheepskin fur. He bought one and took it back to The Goring, as he thought it really brought the country feel of the hotel to life. The guests loved it – and he subsequently commissioned her to make more and more. 

So when guests visit The Goring today, they will be able to see some of these famous sheep dotted about the hotel and on each bed, ready to welcome guests to The Goring.

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Here is the the “Big” sheep below in our room.

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However we get to keep the little sheep on the bed which is now residing on our bed at home, although I am having to keep him away from Treacle who thinks it is for her!!!!

She had a fantastic time with Youngest and Girlfriend over the weekend and we are very grateful to him for looking after her and our Home whilst we were away.

Tomorrow I will show you what we got up to on the Saturday!

Have a fantastic week everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx

2 thoughts on “Our Weekend Away.

  1. farmquilter

    So far it seems as though everything went exactly as planned!! Great pictures…I even see a few places I recognize!! The plate…I think that your plate was heated in an oven prior to delivering your dinner to you…it would keep your food warm longer. Who’s side did I land on? Glad you had fun!

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