Friday 3rd July, we left for the London. (I find travelling immediately after a day of work yo be quite stressful – that afternoon was no different.) We drove to Schiphol, made our way through the traffic jam caused by protesting taxi drivers, and parked with the “holiday valet”. EasyJet to Gatwick, Gatwick Express to Victoria, pause at Victoria for a snack, District line from Victoria to Barking, walk to Barking Travelodge. It was after ten by the time we got there, and we collapsed into sleep pretty quickly.