0937 arrive to London Stansted on Primera Air flight PF44
1015 train from Standted to Tottenham Hale (2 x £11) – very few people on the train. I bought a web duo round trip for £44 in early June.
1100 At Tottenham Halethey (zone 3) they ran out of Oytster cards. Only much more expensive one time cash option is available. Not good. Instead, they let us to take a 2-stops tube ride to get our Oyster cards there.
1115 buy 2 Oyster cards at Finsbury Park Station (zone 2)
1139 arrive a St. James park lawn with folding chars that can be rented for £1/hour. Change from travel to light summer clothes.
1200 Hilton Park lane – our room 2311 is ready- very nice. North-East view toward Park Lane and South Audley Street (American Embassy).
1600 Oxford St. – get 2 SIM cards at EE – local mobile provider:
£15 5GB – +44 7908 872405
£10 2GB – +44 7908 871486
1644 With a help from APP Citymapper take bus (2 x£1.50) 139 to Trafalgar Sq.
1700 St. Martin in the fields Vivaldi/ Bach / Handel rehearsal
1722 National Gallery – free – nice well-organized collection
1900 Wild food cafe at Neals Court – 30£ – vegan
2000 walk to Themes, then along the Themes to Westminster
2130 walk back to hotel – we are very tiered – long first day