|getting in the city mood, a century of Vogue on the train|
I like the Queen's Gallery, it's just the right size and as you might imagine puts on some pretty good shows, after all H M has one of the world's largest art collections, so there are loads of great paintings to choose from. And to use a much abused word, the exhibitions are always well curated, with just the right amount to see. I get sensory overload if I go to a really massive exhibition and much prefer smaller shows that leave me wanting more.
|I'm sure the GlamourPuss has a pair like that|
|card players were a popular subject|
The exhibition runs until the 24th July, catch it if you can.
|the gallery itself is lovely|
After my culture fix I had a quick trip to the shops and then had lunch at The Forth Floor Brasserie at the top of Harvey Nichols. It's an old favourite of mine from my Edinburgh days, I love the views and the buzz.
|tea with a view|
And where did I stay? Here!
|respite from the heels|
The Hub by Premier Inn, on East Market Street between Waverley station and the Royal Mile. It's pretty new and a good addition to the budget hotel scene. Rooms certainly are compact but very well designed, with a good amount of storage, comfy beds and generous showers. I don't know how much I'd like to share the space but it was great as as solo traveller. One proviso, if you're short and have reduced mobility you could have a problem getting into bed; the non hanging storage is underneath so they are quite high. My feet couldn't touch the floor when I was sitting on it (I'm quite short, 5'2). Still that didn't put me off and I was all set to rebook for my next trip south but prices had risen so I'm trying out yet another budget option then.
But before that, I've an island safari to look forward to, and MrS and Dogstarke get to come on that.