Back in January I was having a squiffy Monday dinner out with one of my oldest friend Cate. We were talking about my fabulist and she suggested doing London in style. So we set a date for end of November.
Hotel booked and train tickets and the day arrived. We met Cate at Lancaster and off we went.
The great thing with the west coast line is it gets you to London in 2:49 hours.
After we had dropped our bags off at the hotel it was off to the city. First stop was Fortnum and Masons. I just love this store it’s so pretty. I couldn’t resist a new mug and some gold leaf marmalade.
All this shopping was hardwork time for refreshments. Cate had said she wanted to go to the Ritz for cocktails but it was packed. The doorman suggested Donovans at Browns hotel which was a 5 minute walk away. What a place, the barman Giovani guessed which cocktails we wanted before we opened our mouths.
The weather was wet and horrid so felt very decadent hailing a black cab to take us to the Ritz. Turns out was cheaper than taxis we get in Cumbria! Cate and I giggled as the cab door opened the doorman at The Ritz appeared and said “ladies we don’t want you getting wet” as he walked us to the door. The Ritz is such a sumptuous building and was less busy in the bar.