My good friend and fellow TIPPLER pey is making a visit to Blighty and as a man of taste he’s chosen the St Pancras Renaissance for his stay enjoying its spectacularly generous lounge facilities. He invited me to join him as his guest for a Teeny TIPPLE and who was I to refuse?
Now alas I’m not flash with points and so I had to find a cheap place to lay my head afterwards so searched and found London’s cheapest Marriott, the Moxy Heathrow, just an hours tube ride on the Picaddily line that runs directly under the St Pancras Renaissance. And finding a £50 LNF and choosing points gave me 5,000 points or the LNF, 600 points for the rate, 450 Plat Premier points and 500 arrival points, plus as my second brand 1,000 megabonus points. Finally adding on the 300 AMEX points gives a grand haul of 7,850 points of the £50 ($65) night! Score!
And of course the opportunity of a lovely train ride to London, too. Alas my usual route of walk to Navigation station, pick up the 10 minute train to Stockport and then the 2-hour train to London wasn’t available due to some hooray-berk smashing into a railway bridge. Normally this is no problem as I’d just use the train to Manchester Piccadilly from Navigation station, alas there are engineering world and the entire line is closed. So this is going to be a grand journey indeed. So here goes
11.00 leave home, walk to Baguley Station
11.30 arrive Baguley Station
11:35 Catch tram to St Peters Sq
12:05 Arrive St Peters, start walk to Piccadilly train station
12:20 Arrive Piccadilly station
12:25 Board train to London
12:35 Train sets off for London
14.45 Train arrives Euston slightly late
14:55 Arrive at Ren St Pancras
15:00 Meet pey at The Booking Office
16:30 TeenyTIPPLE in full swing
21:30 Said goodbye to Mrs pey, good night had!