I’m off to London, one of my most favourite cities in the world, and my To Do list is ridiculously 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; Borough Market, of course, underneath the London Bridge; 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 friends and discovering new wine bars and restaurants; touring my favourite charity shops to grab a bargain on designer clothes…oh, so many things to see and do! Riding the number 22 bus (on the top deck) from Sloane Square all the way down King’s Road to Fulham (where I lived for a year in 2005) and Bishop’s Park for a stroll along the riverside walk. Then stopping to watch the rowers from the Putney Rowing Club on the river Thames. Then taking the number 14 bus back all along the Fulham Road. 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, a few hotels, and places to visit that are off the mainstream tourist guides.
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