This morning we had a leisurely breakfast of boiled eggs and toast (and cereal in Stephen’s case), tea and coffee. We talked about going to visit Oxford and staying for a few nights. After checking out the YHA and college options, and finding them all full next week, we went for Airbnb, and found a room for $72.00 per night, with breakfast, with good access to the centre of the town. Our plan is to go by train to London and catch a coach to Oxford. We booked for four nights leaving Monday and returning on Friday. This is just before the term break.
Airbnb differs from normal B&B in that it can be a bit more casual and lower in cost, I think. This house has only one bathroom and toilet that we share with our hosts, hence the relatively low cost. We checked out the weather and it should be fairly dry on most days. Sunshine is a possible bonus.
We are going out this evening to Fairfield Halls to see the simulcast of ‘Hamlet’, which is still on in London. Below is a photo of the outside of Croydon Minster from yesterday.