Next day was our trip on the Eurostar train and can say that we've tried it and although just over 2 hours for the journey to Brussels we won't be in a hurry to use again. We were taken to by the tour company to our hotel in the city, but unfortunately not given a lot of info as to where to go, what to do for the afternoon and next morning we had available to explore. Again the weather was so hot but there were plenty of shops to go into just for a browse and take advantage of their air conditioning!
Next day we walked to an old tower, the Halle Gate, which is the last remaining gate in what was once the city walls. Having such thick stone walls, this was a lovely cool building
In the afternoon we went on the coach to Maastricht and the Andre Rieu Concert in the evening. Being so hot, we did have a brief wander around the town, then settled under shade of a cafe enjoying a few drinks. In the evening while heading to the concert we came by this bookshop and could not resist taking photos of the shop window
Anyway more about this soon, but today going to Bristol to spend a few days there.