London Journals

Day Trips to London

An April 2006 trip to London by kristin5683

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Le Meridien London Gatwick

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I was stranded at London Gatwick after a flight of mine had been cancelled, and I checked in to Le Meridien Gatwick simply because of the signs around the airport stating that it was only 5 minutes away.I checked in without any problem; the receptionist was cheerful and friendly. The price (around £85 for single occupancy for 1 night) was a bit steep for me, but I was desperate for a room and didn't really care at that point.The lobby was large and impressive, with a fountain and a grand piano. There was also a restaurant and bar on the ground floor. It was a beautiful setting and perked me up a bit after being gutted that my flight was cancelled.My room was on the fifth floor that I go...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 16, 2006

Le Meridien London Gatwick
Gatwick Airport Lon
Gatwick
+44 (1293) 567070

Tate Modern

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One of my favorite museums in London! The building is an old power station along the south bank of the river, easily spotted by the large smokestacks. The main entrance is through the old turbine hall. It's a spectacularly large room that has changing exhibitions designed specifically to fit the space.The Tate Modern houses a large collection of modern art from around the world. There is pop art by Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, surrealism by Picasso, impressionist paintings by Monet, and loads more sculptures, paintings, and exhibits from a wide variety of artists. It's spread over several different levels, and picking up a map on the way in is advisable!My favorite sculpture is the marble s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 16, 2006

Tate Modern
Sumner Street
London SE1 9TG
+44 20 7887 8000