Our flight was scheduled to leave at 3:00pm from Heathrow Airport so we had some time to kill before we left. We had to check out of our room before noon and they were nice enough to watch our luggage for us for a few hours before we left to the airport. The hotel we stayed at Base 2 Stay was nice but not spectacular. It looked clean but not spotless. They provide free wifi but you have to put in a code every single time you use it which gets very frustrating. On the bright side the rooms are large but if you get one next to the street it tends to get noisy. I think this hotel would be lovely for a big family who would use the kitchenette. Overall we think it was a good value for the amount we paid for it and its proximity to the Underground.
Since the receptionist were nice enough to watch over our luggage we decided to take quick trip to Harrods to pick up some last minute gifts. The store was huge and beautiful. We could have easily spend the whole day but since we only had a couple of hours we choose to focus on the departments and had stuff we actually were interested in.
I loved these 6 feel tall bears. I wish we could have brought one home with us.
How cute are these Prince William and Princess Catherine dolls? Okay there are really a tad creepy looking but I would still like to have them.
I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! I'll take Christmas in September any day of the week. I was seriously like a kid in a candy store.
The highlight of our trip to Harrods was the Chocolate Bar. I can still taste the amazing hot chocolate that we had there. I would seriously travel back to London just for that decadent drink. I ordered the Trinidad hot chocolate and the hubby ordered the Venezuela one.
We rushed back to our hotel got our luggage and headed out to the airport. We went to were we purchased our Oyster card to get a refund for the amount we still had in the card.
Our flight was with Virgin Atlantic and we loved it. We had a few issues with our flight back but they were upfront with us about it and it didn't bother us. First of the plane we were supposed to be on was struck by lightning in Dubai. They replaced the airplane but then the catering company they were using didn't work so they had to get another one. While we waited they passed our magazines and newspapers.
About an hour and a half later we were able to board the airplane or so we thought. It turns out that once we were on the plane a passenger started freaking out about all the things going wrong and she demanded to get off. It took about another hour to depart because they had to get the porters to come back and take her luggage off. They had to do another security scan and then we were able to leave. All together we ended up departing about 3 hours late and we were all starving. After working in a company were customer service is so important I have to say that the employees did a great job under the circumstances that we were all in. The hubby and I were very impressed with the professionalism everyone demonstrated as they were dealing with difficult customers. Once in the air everyone was well feed and we had lots of entertainment to keep us busy. We had a few issues with our flight but that will not stop us from flying with Virgin Atlantic again. We actually look forward to booking a flight with Virgin in the near future.
When we got back home my in-laws had a surprise waiting for us.
I really hope you enjoyed the recap of our honeymoon adventures in Europe.