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Monday, 14 May 2012

A brilliant day out

Last Thursday, I was treated to an amazing day out at Lords with Denplan. I was invited to London to meet with other Denplan dentists to enjoy an afternoon cricket net, a short tour of Lords and to have an evening meal out, all in the company of ex England cricketers Phil Tufnell and Dean Headley. I'd like to take this chance to thank Denplan and the Denplan Events Team for the invite, a great day was had by all.

I travelled to London on Thursday morning, after a surprisingly easy train journey I managed to get to our hotel, with a bit of time to spare. Our hotel was located across the road from Lords cricket ground in St John's Wood, this is a beautiful suburb of London, crammed with expensive apartments, and a local high streets brimming with dies, coffee shops and boutique shops. So I took the chance to have a little explore around the area.

At 3pm, I met my colleagues and we took the short walk to Lords. We had a 90 minute net session with the cricket pros, brilliant fun, and I even managed to bat a little despite not having picked up a cricket bat in three years.

We then had a tour of Lords, the home of cricket, visited the ashes museum and were entertained by stories from Phil Tufnell and  Dean Headley. The biggest shame was not seeing the Long Room, but being allowed to see some of the more hidden areas of Lords was an unforgettable experience. By the way, just a bit of advance warning the wicket for first test against the West Indies looks a bit green!

Our day finished with beers at the Lord's Tavern and then a trip to a local curry house. Fun was had by everyone.

Next morning, I woke a bit bleary eyed, but after reviving myself with a full English breakfast, I took on the role of a tourist, here a few pictures from my walking tour. I think I managed a walk of several miles, my only wish was that I had packed some more comfortable shoes because I have several blister that are rather sore at the moment. Here's some pictures from my walk around the tourist sites.

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