Ealing, London – Monday 28th August

After a fab weekend in London it was time to head home.  We got the tube back to Ealing Broadway and made a quick visit to the store there.  It’s quite a small store in a modern shopping centre. 

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Ealing is a lovely part of West London, with a great mix of shops, bars and restaurants of every imaginable type of cuisine.  We have eaten in the @ Thai Canteen, and had a lovely meal there (although I’ve just looked at their food hygiene rating, and… noes 2  fear (13)

Ealing – we look forward to seeing you again!

The Russian Book Shop, Piccadilly, London – Monday 28th August

Inside the store at Piccadilly is The Russian Book Shop, which stocks around 5,000 Russian language titles, and books about Russia.  Although not in a separate building, I thought it deserved its own (albeit very short) entry!

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Piccadilly, London – Monday 28th August

This was our last day in London on this trip before heading back to Ealing for our journey home, and we had booked to go down the huge slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Olympic Park. It was awesome!  There was a fairly long queue (we had booked) and the slide only takes about 40 seconds, but it was great fun!

We then headed to Piccadilly to visit Waterstones flagship store and, according to their website, Europe’s largest book shop.  The Art Deco building, which was built in 1936, was originally a gents’ clothing store called Simpsons and is Grade I Listed.  It was thought to be the inspiration for the Grace Brothers store in Are You Being Served?  The store is set over six floors.

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