Day 4: London - Stonehenge and Night Trains

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I love taking night trains, but it does require an extra level of coordination to make sure that you can check out of your hotel/hostel but still keep yourself busy until 11pm when you can actually board your train.

Luckily our hotel was very close to the train station we were leaving from so we could just leave our bags there.  We had booked a last minute tour to Stonehenge and didn't have much else planned for our day, so we took the tube to Victoria Station to see what was around that area.  We found a museum that we both thought sounded interesting, but after a bit of a walk we got there to find it closed for renovations.

We had lunch at a 1950's American styled diner, Ed's Diner.  It was a pretty accurate copy of any 1950's diner you'd go to in the States. And, just like in the States, I made the mistake of getting a milkshake that sounded delicious but quickly made me feel like crap.  Some things never change.

After that we headed back to the bus station where were getting picked up to go to Stonehenge.  This was the perfect thing to do on a day that we had to be going from 10am to 11pm.  We were able to sit down and nap a bit and got to enjoy something that we hadn't originally planned on seeing.

I won't go too much into the history of Stonehenge since I think there are very few people in the world who don't already know what it is, but it is still amazing to see and experience in person.  I had been to Stonehenge when I was younger, but I was still awestruck 15 years later.

 After our bus trip back to London we made our way back to the hotel and then on to Euston train station.  We got dinner there and then got on the Caledonian Sleeper train that would take us to Edinburgh overnight.

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