I’m off to London, one of my most favourite cities, and my To Do list is already long. Favourite bookshops and tea shops to visit; a Baroque concert (free) at St Martin-in-the-Fields church; a trip to the Tate Modern to see the Sonia Delaunay retrospective; a further exploration of East London, but this time with a map because last summer I got hopelessly lost; a visit to the Charles Dickens Museum in Bloomsbury because I’ve never visited it before; a ramble through Regent’s Park then over to Primrose Hill to climb to the top and gaze at the splendid view of London’s skyline; meeting up with friends; touring my favourite charity shops to grab a bargain on designer clothes…oh, so many things to see and do! The Tomoko Yoneda photography exhibition at the Grimaldi Gavin gallery; my favourite riverside walk in Fulham’s Bishops Park; stopping to watch the rowers from the Putney Rowing Club on the river Thames; popping into Planet Organic for a healthy meal….and lots of other things.
And it looks like I’m leaving at just the right time! Temperatures soared to 31 degrees Celsius today in Paris. Next week is forecast to go up to 37. Hot winds are blowing in from Spain and North Africa.
If you haven’t seen my London posts from last summer, you can view them here to discover lots of addresses and out-of-the-way places to visit.
My London – Borough Market
My London – South Kensington and Fulham
My London – Marylebone
My London – around Covent Garden
My London – Bloomsbury
East London’s Whitechapel Gallery