London calling …
24/05/2014 § 6 Comments
There’s nothing quite like a day out in London, especially if you take the river boat instead of the tube, mooch around markets instead of joining in the rat-race and enjoy coffee whilst sitting in the sunshine instead of a grabbing a cuppa-to-go!
I love Greenwich – it has a sort of village feel and sense of a vibrant community. Lovely little speciality shops and of course, Greenwich Market where we enjoyed the best lamb kofta (eaten before I could get my camera) and amazingly light little almond pancakes – complete with strawberries and white chocolate, of course!
On land once more for a wander around Covent Garden to complete the day. I love the juxtaposition of ancient and ultra modern and my thoughts on more than one occasion turned to pattern and design and thoughts of patchwork.
If you’re planning a visit to Greenwich Market, Thursday is Antiques and Collectables day and it’s well worth a visit. Oh – and the outdoor pizzeria at Covent Garden is another must-visit destination!!! Yum!
On previous occasions I’ve walked the City street for miles and miles, feeling worn out and worn down with the speed and stress that the capital exudes. I was pleased to find a seat on the train for my home journey, granted, but it was a relaxing and fun day with the most excellent company and some awesome sights.
We’re off on a jaunt this weekend, with dogs and duck being cared for by one of our sons aided and abetted by Aunty Beti! More photos to follow (once the rain stops in North Devon)!!
What are you up to over the Bank Holiday weekend? Is the sun shining where you are?