Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday 24 June - Travel to London

Arriva Trains Wales  managed to be late into Birmingham Snow Hill and the train was very full with many standing.  However, our train to London was waiting at the next platform over and we found our reserved seats in plenty of time.  It turned out to be a happy journey as a hen party of girls (at least a dozen) had the seats in front of ours.  Each one had a small bottle of champagne and the corks were popping before we had left Birmingham International.
Some decorations had been put up along the baggage rack
Most of the party got on at Birmingham but the bride did not appear until Coventry.
The train arrived on time at Euston and there was a quick Underground trip to Gloucester Road.

Sea Trout.
We had a late lunch at the Hereford Arms just down the street.  Both the fish and the lamb were well cooked.
I had a pint of the Hydes brewery Lowry beer which uses pictures by L.S. Lowry who painted scenes from Lancashire.  His "stick people" are well known.
We went for a walk in the area after lunch and came across this surprising Michelin building.  It has now been converted into some restaurants, bars and home furnishings shops but the restoration has been very well done both inside and out.

A history and description of the building can be found here:

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