Many thanks for that- I did give a thumbs up/thanks but that seems not to have taken- as I had a quick look at what you had written, before we set off for London early yesterday morning. I did find your info pretty useful and appreciate your taking the trouble.
Have just arrived back home - We too stayed overnight as I felt that the Thursday evening before Easter wasn't the time I wanted to join the 'Great Easter Getaway' especially in the light of the possibility that the appointment, like yours, was likely to be open ended.
Actually it still is 'open-ended' as it was cancelled!! Apparently the firm producing the choline. I thought it was actually Royal Marsden in Surrey, but according to the radiographer, there are two suppliers and one is (a bit) more reliable that the other. This coming Tuesday there is no supply either so more disappointment for some folk.
I now have another appointment towards the end of this month.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Regents Park and were happy with that although it's an expense that I wouldn't want to fork out too often. It's only about ten/fifteen minutes walk from the MacMillan Centre on the other side of Tottenham Court Road.
It's only two minutes from the tube (Great Portland Street and slightly further from Warren Street) We actually used the number 205 bus instead of the tube. The 205 seems to serve a lot of the rail terminii from Paddington through Marylebone, Euston, St Pancras, Kings Cross and Liverpool Street and f course also stops outside UCLH. The seniors bus pass was useful!!
It's only five mins from Regents Park and we this morning we had a delightful walk in Regents Park nostalgic too as it was a favourite spot for my wife and me about thirty years ago. By the time I finally get to have my scan, the stunning rose gardens should be in full bloom!
UCLH was as you described, we saw the corridor of medical cartoons as we had lunch in the main hospital building restaurant/cafe. We also went up to the roof garden at the top of the Macmillan Centre, a tranquil oasis but little used.
I'm pleased to see the old UCLH building was still standing and looks like it's going to be preserved. I must have passed it many times when driving around that area as it was on a traffic circuit and it always seemed a non-descript Victorian building but I was able to get a good view this time and it really is an attractive building which seemed to me to have a gothic look. It's unfortunate that so often you only get to see how attractive some of the buildings are in London (and I'm sure elsewhere), are, is when the building next door is knocked down.
To their credit, they did try to contact us by phone but we have to leave early so missed the call. They did mention that they didn't have a mobile number for me but it would have been pointless, we were already in London before they were aware of a problem.
So we will see what happens next time. Once again, thanks for the info.