Just friendly advice
Therefore, I looked up and found a spot my sister and I had stayed in before: The Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington Hotel! It sits within .2 miles of Paddington Station. This is very handy, dear Readers, because the train from Cornwall takes you straight to Paddington. And from Paddington, the next day (or any day) you can quickly get to Heathrow by taking the Heathrow Express, a 15 minute train ride, no stops. It is brilliant. And that is why the Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington Hotel will be my destination from now on.
The following will give you some idea of what I did with the half day I was able to wander around London, after having left St Ives:
The SconeLady says goodbye to St Ives
Darling train arrives to carry me off once again
Hot Cornish Pasty on the train! St Ives Bakery does it best
On departure morning, time to visit film location for Upstairs/Downstairs
Walking through Hyde Park, stumbling upon Peter Pan
The Serpentine, Hyde Park
Altogether awesome! I highly recommend it!
See you along the way!