Had a bit of a sleep in today and pottered round leisurely this morning. I over-did it a bit yesterday, so a slow day is definitely in order. 

I packed my case, had a long shower, made breakfast and checked out at 10:00   It was nice cool morning again (about 10 degrees)  

I asked at reception about a taxi to take me to my next hotel, and was told that taxis were very frequently passing out the front and it would be easy to flag one down. It was 🙂 and in just a couple of minutes I was in a cab and on my way to the DoubleTree Hotel in Islington.  

The trip took about 20 minutes and cost £13.60, I gave the cabbie £15.00 and he seemed really surprised when I said keep the change.  Maybe they don’t tip cabs much here.

Checking into the DoubleTree was a surprise as the lady handed me a warm chocolate chip cookie! I can honestly say I have never been given a cookie at check-in anywhere!! You can read about the cookie on the Doubletree website   http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/about/cookie.html

After explaining where my room was, the receptionist told me where to find the Trafalgar rep in the lounge area. I went an introduced myself and received my tour information, along with the news that there was a wake-up call booked for 3:45AM!! Now I was glad that I had planned a “nothing day”

I went up to my room, settled in, had a nice long skype chat with Mick, ordered a late lunch from the room service menu watched some TV and pulled the curtains so it was nice and dark and went to bed around 7:30pm.  

I must have needed the sleep as I slept straight through until just before 2:30am.  

I got up made myself a cup of tea and wrote this blog entry before a shower and and I am ready for the next adventure.

Amsterdam this afternoon 🙂