Friday, September 30, 2022

All Set Up

But where? At the Strand Continental Hotel above the London institution that is the India Club, just down the Strand from King's and a shortish stroll to most everything central. Absurdly cheap too, which is a bonus, and right there in the heart of it all. 


Is the SCH fancy? No, it is not. Is it clean? Yes, it is. Has it changed much from the 1940s? Apparently not, and I like that.  So pleased with the setup I headed East to Tower Hill and the Princess of Prussia pub to meet some old friends. What a good pub! Go there if you can.

Always wondered what this building was

Then back to the Strand which, unlike the SCH, has changed since the 1940s. In fact, it's changed in the last five years, but that's another story again. In the meanwhile, it's simply exciting to be back in London, there's a greatness to this city and you have to wonder at the Victorians who pretty much built what we see today. Yes, there were clearly giants in those days.

More anon as this adventure unfolds.




Dad of Six said...

Have a great time LSP. Looking forward to regular updates on religion, politics, beer and food.

Not necessarily in that order.

LindaG said...

Glad to hear you are having, or had, a good time.
Be safe and God bless.

SgtBob said...

My wife a few years back, watching a scan of London, said, "It looks like Dubai." Neither of us has been to London or Dubai, but the newer skyline parts seem to have a Middle Eastern appearance. A Muslim acquaintance here, born and raised in East London, commented that she used to so enjoy Christmas because houses and stores were decorated and lighted. "Now, no one seems to do that," she said. I remembered my manners and did not offer a possible reason for the decline in Christmas lighting.

Adrienne said...

So excited for you, LSP. God bless...

Old NFO said...


Ed Bonderenka said...

Glad for ya.
I'm not jealous.
Not me.
Not a little bit.
Have fun.

Infidel de Manahatta said...

Enjoy yourself!

Wild, wild west said...

There'll always be an England, or so I hope.