|on the move yet again|
Where next - why London of course! Final leg of the Spring Break Tour 2017.
- Rental car return to Newcastle Airport
- Metro from airport to main rail station
- Direct train from Newcastle Central to Kings Cross (check out the onboard wifi and Virgin streaming entertainment app for unlimited films,etc.). I booked this by Trainline and used our Family and Friends railcard to seriously knock the price of tickets down.
- Check in to our accommodation
... and since we had some time to spare with our early arrival, we checked out both the British Library and the British Museum (open late on Fridays) on two whistlestop fly bys.
|collecting lions as we go: this one is nebuchadnezzar's|
Very whistle stop - short attention spans and whatnot.
But we 'got' the general atmosphere.
|chessmen ahoy! prepare to be captured|
And we saw the Lewis chessmen 'in the flesh' so to speak.
Mission accomplished :)
Have I mentioned how very much in love I am right now with Google Maps? (and btw, here's a link to the location sharing feature coming soon: https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2017/03/google-maps-location-sharing-latitude/). As a smartphone app, it has almost completely taken over from guidebooks. It was great for navigating in Venice and is now proving ideal for route finding in London.
How did I ever manage before?