London is on our doorstep

Published: Wednesday 10th Aug 2011

It is always fun to have a great day out in London, and always such a relief to come home again. I was up in London on Monday enjoying a delicious lunch at Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden followed by a visit to the Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House. An exhibition of Toulouse Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge tempts one to an evening of absinthe fuelled decadence, but the other rooms contain a more uplifting collection of familiar paintings, particularly by impressionist and later artists so I returned safely home for a more sedate evening in front of the telly. It was Chris's turn yesterday meeting friends for a matinee of Ghost followed by Tea at the Ritz.

She tells us that Ghost is truly terrific with amazing staging and special effects. Tea at the Ritz - need I say more? It is one of those special experiences that everyone deserves at least once in a lifetime. It's back to reality today with PG Tips and a custard cream the best we can do. The train to London takes less than an hour from Tunbridge Wells and only one hour from Staplehurst and it is worth noting that when there are more than two people travelling you can qualify for a Group ticket and take advantage of considerable savings on the fare making that Tea at the Ritz seem far less extravagant!