fabulous London, Christmas 2018

No, I’m not in London, I’m in my Parisian flat with a banging headache and an aching left arm. Yup, I got my booster shot this morning. Tonight I was supposed to meet my friend at a new bistro in town, but I cancelled. I want to be in tip-top condition when I go out. Not to worry, we’ll go in January.

Three years ago, I was about to head to London to spend Christmas with two childhood friends. Feeling nostalgic, I brought up this post from the archives. Click on December 2018 under Archives for more info on this London trip. It was great.

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I stayed in a fab hotel in the Marylebone district. Here’s Ingrid who runs the place. She’s originally from Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Every morning at the communal table, she’d serve me hot coffee and toasted crumpets for my breakfast.

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I love old townhouses, don’t you? It gets dark at 4 pm during the winter months. Near the hotel is a fabulous Turkish restaurant called Ishtar. I highly recommend it.

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I wandered over to two fab shopping streets near the hotel, Chiltern Street first and then Marylebone High Street. It’s pretty posh.

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Strolling city streets on cold, clear nights has always been a great pleasure of mine. Below is the link to the hotel.

Tip: As long as you don’t take a room higher than the second floor, I recommend this hotel (as in most old houses, there’s no lift (elevator.)) The second floor is actually the third floor. 

http://22yorkstreet.co.uk/

2 thoughts on “fabulous London, Christmas 2018

  1. Oh, Daunt Books! I love that bookshop — there are a few scattered around London. The last time I was in, I bought a copy of David Sedaris essays Calypso.

    Hopefully you’ll manage a trip to London soon. Unfortunately, it looks as though we’ll be under semi-lockdown again, with rumours of a ban on household mixing indoors and outdoor service only for restaurants.

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