Category: London

Z Hotel Soho is a London Gem!

Z Hotel Soho is a London Gem!
Z Hotel Soho, 17 Moor Street is in the perfect locale for tourists.  It is literally across the street from the Palace Theatre.  It’s also just a few blocks from the Underground’s Leicester Square (the transit system from Heathrow).  Theatres, restaurants, bars, shops are walkable in this neighborhood.  During the day, it’s a quieter area... Read more »

London Day 4: Hanging, Arresting, drinking...Cheers!

London Day 4:  Hanging, Arresting, drinking...Cheers!
It’s our last day in London.  We have an eight hour flight tomorrow.  So, it’s all about getting in a little exercise and some sights. Shawn and I head to Hyde Park from Z Hotel Soho (my review). We decide to walk it.  London is not on a street grid system like Chicago.  It’s all... Read more »

London Day 3: Hanging Out in Nottinghill

London Day 3:  Hanging Out in Nottinghill
After breakfasting again at Cafe Z at Z Hotel Soho, 17 Moor Street,  (my review). Shawn and I head to Nottinghill to visit the weekend market on Portobello Road.  The Underground aka Tube stop that we need to make the adventure is under construction.  The transit helper gives us lengthy details on the re-route detour.  We opt... Read more »
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London Day Two: Ends with a THRILLER!

London Day Two:  Ends with a THRILLER!
Shawn and I started the day with a continental breakfast at our hotel, Z Hotel, 17 Moor Street.  (my review). For about £8.5, it’s a buffet of pastries, cheese, tomatoes, cereal, yogurt, coffee and juices.  The lobby cafe has wi-fi so it’s a perfect working breakfast spot.  Afterwards, we catch the bus for another round on... Read more »

London Day 1: The Americans Are Coming!

London Day 1:  The Americans Are Coming!
Trying to prove it is a small world after all, I’m on holiday in London for a long weekend… Chicago to London:  Shawn and I flew American Airlines Flight 86 from Chicago O’Hare to London Heathrow.  As part of our streamlined adventure, we were both able to pack it in into a carry-on suitcase and... Read more »