Sleeping with Lenny Henry
Well not quite. But we are staying at a Premier Inn near Heathrow so his photo is on the hotel brochure. Our journey from Kent was challenging. We normally head up the A21 but heard reports of road works and traffic delays so we decided to take a back route. Bad mistake! The back route had three road closures probably due to tree falls so we ended up traversing most of the Weald of Kent via tiny lanes we have never driven before. When we did make it back to civilisation we then encountered unusually heavy traffic on the M25. Once near Heathrow we used our regular route around the airport perimeter roads which avoids a chunk of the M25 and the normal slow approach. It seems not many people know the route and we can’t possible disclose it in the blog!
About half our Northern Lights group is staying at the Premier Inn. We have used the same hotel for pre-tour stays on many occasions and are happy to recommend it. There are plenty of staff, good care and attention and there is a choice of restaurant meals, bar snacks and a 24-hour coffee shop. A glass of wine may have been consumed in preparation for the excitement of going on holiay tomorrow!