After a while just admiring the view from our floor to ceiling windows we headed out to our pre-booked slot at The Sky Garden (more about that, here) which was a stones throw away.
From there we caught the underground into the city where we headed to Selfridges for a trainer, toy and bubble tea session!
Opting not to eat at the hotel that evening, we found a lovely little place nearby – The Folly – where the kids ate burgers and chips and us parents enjoyed a gin. [It’s pretty ‘grammable’ in there, if that’s yo thang]
Heading back to our room, we were welcomed back to a chilled ice bucket of Veuve Cliquot champagne, two glasses, and some sweets for the kids – which was a lovely touch. By this time it was really dark, and watching the trains pull in and out of Waterloo to one side, and cars driving over Tower Bridge to the other, was truly mesmerising. Our room had southerly views and floor to ceiling windows – I honestly could have spent the evening watching the world serenely go by. That view alone was worth the money spent!