LGW: 15min customs line, not too bad
Oyster cards: update and reload
Gatwick Express: short & sweet
Walk to Nell Gwynn House: 20 min, nice & sunny
We are back to our favorite Chelsea place and we have our room ready, at 8th floor, in the back of the building! Next step is…
… check the nearby Marlborough School!
Our kids noticed the kids going to this school on every stay in London except for the last time when the school was closed for renovation… to our delight it reopened and looks impressive with different levels of inside-outside mingling! Now that I’m writing down these memories and looking up the school I see it won a RIBA award!
Back to our musical theme, we rediscovered Béla Bartók in South Kensington… not the blue plaque though… one more reason for a next visit to London… a Blue Plaque citinerary…
Serpentining through Hyde Park for a splash of greenery… art… architecture… from Serpentine Gallery… to the Sunken Garden… Japan House.. closing a long loop in Chelsea’s Partridges and Pret a Manger… off goes the jetlag!
The London Mastaba is made up of 7,506 barrels, painted in hues of red, blue, and mauve. “I chose these colours with the landscape, the vegetation, the foliage of the trees, with the rainy days and sunny days in London in mind,” Christo tells Evening Standard