Took the Train from Marylebone Station in London which takes about 2 1/2 hours
It was not a pleasant trip since that day on May 6 had many delays on this route.Every time a Train was cancelled I got off at a new stop and then a new Train was cancelled.At that point I made many new friends who faced the same issues so it was not a totally negative experience.
When I finally arrived in Stratford-upon-Avon after making some good bets on where I should get off and which Train I hoped would actually arrive I was greeted by old style English hospitality.
The Taxi driver would not take a tip and even carried my bags into the Hotel to the Reception area which was not easy to find.
I chose the Arden Hotel since they recently joined Hyatt and as a result I could use Hyatt rewards to get 2 free nights.
The Hotel was old and very charming that charm of course comes at a cost no Elevator.
I was taken to a room with a short group of steps with the wonderful lady at reception taking my bags to my room.
It had a great view of the Avon river and the Royal Shakespeare Company right across the street.
In the Bathroom was a old tub that is larger then many rooms in London or New York City.
It was late afternoon so I quickly went to take a walk to get a feel for the area.I also had booked 2 shows at the RSC so I had very little time to take a quick view of the area.
All in all the 2 Days were great I got out of London got some fresh air visited a lovely and charming city with people who are lovely and charming.
This is not only a great day trip from London but a nice place to stop for a few days.