London Walk

There’s nothing like a good ole promenade when there’s good British weather – sunny, warm with gentle wind. That’s exactly what my sister and I did when our friend came to London for her first visit. We decided to do the London Walk but at our own pace (no tour guide and no map following). Apart from the day generally being great it was also good exercise – we walked around for several hours.

What better way to start the day than with a hearty breakfast.  So off we headed to Frankie and Benny’s:

Now onto the realise exercise…I use that term loosely.  We left for Central London (eastern side) at arrive around noon.  Then after picking up a map from the information kiosk we started the walk…and heavily deviated from it so basically we just walked wherever.  Firstly, we walked past  green ‘Good Samaritan’ phone boxes.

DSC_0364Then off to whichever landmark or well-known architecture captured our eyes:

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Here’s a water feature:

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Here’s where I tried to imitate The Tower of Barad-dûr (Lord of the Rings, Sauron’s Mordor fortress).  The sun being the Eye of Sauron and the London Shard being the tower…


…needless to say I failed miserably as my vision didn’t translate through lens (admittedly I was taking photos with my mobile rather than my DSLR).



The rest of the day

The day finished off with a wonderful meal at Garfunkel’s.