Today again we woke up at about 7am. We showered and by 8am, we are ready. Church only starts at 10.30am and I wanted to go to the Downs again as i didn't manage to stroll through the downs yesterday due to the windy weather. We parked at Rutland Hall and I spend sometime taking in the scenery at the downs, reminiscing the time I walked to school daily in the past. It is still pretty windy today so I only walked halfway and went back to the car.
|Flower started to spring out...|
Hubby also took sometime to visit Coates and Tower Building where most of his classes were held when he is studying.
|Faculty of Engineering|
After which we drove to the new site which houses Cornerstone Church. They have moved since we left. The church used to hold their weekly service in one of the primary school but now they have their own building at castle boulevard. We even pass by the Nottingham Castle, but didn't have time to visit it this time round.
This new building is much bigger now with modern design. We were seated at somewhere at the middle and the back as we have to leave before the services end to make our way down to London.
|Attending service at Cornerstone Church, Nottingham|
Though the "look" have changed, but the church's soul pretty much remains. The band is still as nice and most of the church members are still around, nice to see familiar faces!
|Colin Webster, one of the church speaker which leaves an impression when we attended service in the past|
We left at about 11.15am and makes our way down to London. We takeaway KFC and starbucks halfway on the motorway for our lunch (sharing one sets for the two of us).
We reached Hilton Tower of London Hotel close to 3pm due to the traffic. The hotel is strategically situated next to Tower Bridge and Tower of London (within walking distance).
However, the view from the room is pretty disappointing. We were hoping to catch a glimpse of the Tower Bridge but....
Oh well, we were glad that the room is quite comfortable. Bed and quilt is comfy, MacBook as computer and TV, water pressure in shower is good but no bath tub.
Room is pretty chilly despite tuning to the highest temperature and the hotel staff kindly help us rectify the issues.
|Their very simple menu|
There are a few huge lobster available and that is at a different price depending on the lobster's weight which is written on one black board. Once the particular lobster is ordered, it is strike off. We were satisfied with their normal menu so we go with their usual menu. Both hubby and me ordered the steamed and finished with grilled lobster with lemon and garlic sauce. The lobster is amazing! The exterior is grilled with salt i think and it complements the lobster meat very well... and the lobster is pretty big i must say, not the mini type so it is totally worth it. Lemon and garlic sauce on the other hand did not fare too well, it is still good to go with the fries but i wouldn't waste dipping my lobster in it as the lobster is too good on its own already.
|Finger licking good!|
We left the place happy and satisfied with our meal. Took a stroll through Chinatown, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Then we took a cab again back to our hotel (We initially wanted to take tube but it is 9 pounds for the two of us plus lots of change in tube line, we figure taxi's fare is not much difference plus we get directly send to our hotel door step so we just hop on a taxi and on our way back)
Back to the room and showered, we watch TV for a bit and went up to the 12th storey sky bar to enjoy the night view of Tower Bridge.
|View from 12th storey|
We slept early as we have to catch an early flight to Basel, Switzerland tomorrow for the second leg of our trip! Good night!
Travelling to Wengen, a charming town in Switzerland : http://eatplaycook22.blogspot.sg/2015/04/journey-down-memory-lane-day-6-16-march.html
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