Despite what most said about the dank weather in Edinburgh, it was 2 wonderfully dry and mild days and our last day in Edinburgh was no different. We checked out of Travelodge Central very early, in case bad weather and unforeseen traveling circumstances should derail our trip south to London. Thankfully, it was all systems go and we even managed to have a little breakfast at Edinburgh train station.
|Mascot,Mr G, goes back to London with us|
We pulled into London Kings Cross at 1pm and intended to get H a 7 day travelcard for 13.80. This would cut down the hassle of buying a card every day and give us savings of a couple of pounds. Unfortunately, either the London Underground has scrapped this scheme or something, because such travelcards were not available to kids. In the end, we had to purchase a day pass for her like before.
|Albert Memorial,one of my least favorite|
We unloaded our luggage, filled to the brim with souvenirs from Edinburgh, at the apartment and proceeded to Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial which were very near our apartment. It was a mammoth, gaudy memorial, painted in ugly gold that 'took our breathe away', marring the beautiful Kensington Gardens. Many tourists did not think so and cameras snapped away happily at the towering structure that declared Queen Victoria's love to her dead consort.
|Put up by one of those crazy Imperial College Physics nerd|
Now 6pm, the evening had turned freezing, more so than Edinburgh ! Satisfied with the many photos of Parliament and the Abbey, we made our way back to our apartment at Gloucester Rd, but not after we had 'raided' Waitrose of dinner stuff.