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Spent almost a week in London from Nov 6th to 12th. We had cool grey days mixed with sunshine and a few showers.

Hotels
Part of the trip was for business for DH so we stayed 3 nights at the Novotel Waterloo which is convenient for work for him (on the Strand). We've stayed here many times and it's convenient but the rooms are quite small. They do have queen beds which is our priority.

2 nights at Hyatt Regency (The Churchill). Very nice stay on the club level.
Only one problem. I left my camera in the lounge and somehow there were crossed wires between security and housekeeping so although it was found I was told it hadn't been. Spent the best part of a day following up with security who were reviewing security CCTV. Camera was sitting in lost property safe all day and eventually returned around 7pm after several attempts to get it delivered.

1 night at the Novotel Paddington
The last night was just somewhere to sleep after a day trip to Wales to visit family and we dropped the bags @7pm, returned our hire car then went out to eat and see Skyfall before finally getting to our room around 11pm.
Great breakfast and off to the airport the next morning

What we did of note
Saw Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre. Excellent cast and we enjoyed the show. It's all original and there are some very funny moments and hilarious song lyrics.

Really enjoyed seeing Skyfall in London. Probably my favourite Bond movie; Craig is perfect!

The Shakespeare exhibition at the British Museum (booked online).
Do see this if you're in London soon and interested in Shakespeare! It was amazing and not exactly what I was expecting.
A series of 'rooms' dedicated to separate plays with artefacts from Shakespeare's time or indeed from the time the plays were set (eg. Roman coin for Julius Caesar, Henry V's helmet and saddle, early maps of England from 1550 and Venetian glass etc)
The exhibition also included short videoed monologues made for the exhibition by various esteemed Shakespearean actors.
Wish I'd had more time but it was 2 hours well spent.

Food
We ate breakfast at our hotels.
Lunch was at the OXO Tower Bar one day Carluccios at Waterloo the next and at the V&A . Every day I met up with friends for coffee or lunch so not a whole lot of sightseeing was accomplished.
Dinners I remember were at Masala Zone, Covent Garden and Dishoom, Covent Garden where we got our curry fix. Dishoom was buzzing and the food was very good. I had some spiced cider which was fab.
We also ate at Strada on Baker St and my creamy risotto was sprinkle with pine nuts and contained pancetta, spinach and sweet potato.

That's about it!

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