September 3 – London – Monday I caught a cab to the Hard Interchange where I bought a Senior Couchcard for £10 which gives me 1/3 off Coach fares and then bought a ticket and took the bus to London Victoria Station. I chose to take the bus instead of the train because I thought I would be able to see more scenery from the bus but this turned out not to be the case as the bus stuck to the main road all the way to London. The train would have been much more comfortable and it would have taken me into Victoria Train Station.
Arriving in London’s Victoria bus station I walked over to Victoria Train Station and I then took the tube on the Piccadilly Line and District Line to Hammersmith Station which was the closest tube station to the hostel. I checked in at the hostel and dropped off my bags. Then I did a little exploring and finding out where things were. I went to Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and Piccadilly Circus before returning to the hostel and getting a good night’s sleep.
Bute Gardens. It was a short walk from Hammersmith Station. It ran £37 for 2 nights. The hostel was nice and clean but did not have any lockers where I could lock up my computer backpack while exploring London. They did allow me to leave it at the office after a bit of a discussion about me not wanting to leave it in with all the suitcases in the luggage room where someone could steal it. I chose this hostel because all those closer to the city center suggested they were a good place to party. I didn’t come to London to party but to see the sights. I like quiet. The Abercorn House was a good choice in that respect as there was quite a bit of street noise during the day it quieted down to nothing at night. It was also new and clean.
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I am a sojourner, that is my occupation, that is what I do. I took Early Retirement in December 2010 and never looked back. I have taken several trips while on vacations around the US and to Europe while I was working but now can travel full time if I wish. Since I retired I have been visiting or revisiting many of my favorite locations in the US and then revisiting many of my favorite locations in Europe at a more leisurely pace, blogging all the ... full info