Day 1 - 15/09/19
Bags packed & ready for the Honeymoon adventure. From New York to San Francisco followed by a west coast road trip on the route down to Los Angeles. Sightseeing, seeing friends and a few firsts for both of us!
First destination Heathrow Airport. We love to go by train to places and with the station just round the corner it was a no brainier. A money saving tip for getting to Heathrow from Paddington. Use the TFL Rail train, it’s 5x cheaper than the Heathrow Express train. It might take a little longer but if you want to save some pennies it’s well worth it!
For are first night we were staying at the Holiday Inn Express, terminal 4.
We discussed what to eat for our first night of the honeymoon, each coming up with a different idea but thinking that won’t be at the airport. To are surprise we found quite a few restaurants on the land side of the terminals! So headed back to the free Heathrow terminal shuttle service, we transferred to Carluccios located at terminal 5. This was only our second time and it did not disappoint!
It was lovely to not have to sit next to anybody else in our row. Peruse the menu and enjoy the food whilst capturing as much as possible.
Whilst making the most of the onboard entertainment we were suddenly greeted by a cabin crew member from first class who congratulated us on our honeymoon, the following clip is a little flavour of our treats. It was a lovely unexpected interruption.
Once we landed it took us about 20 minutes to actually get off the plane! Then the joys of going through immigration, the queue seemed endless it took about 45 minutes! In the meantime our luggage had already been taken off the conveyor belt.
Are next mode of transport was then to take the shuttle to Jamaica St, before heading onto the subway on the line heading to the World Trade Center, we got off at 5th Ave. Our friend Becky gave us a lovely NY travel book and we had to double check the map to ensure we headed the right way to the hotel!
Hotel number two The New York Hilton Midtown.
We settled into our room, before heading back out for some fresh air without the baggage! Heading towards Times Square via Central Park. It was a tad too dark in the park, so headed towards Colombus circle to walk down broadway towards Times Square.