Happy Fourth to those back home!
We had a lovely weekend in London, and covered a lot of ground! We did not plan out a full itinerary this trip, but wanted to leave ourselves open time to explore based on weather and suggestions. Fortunately, we seemed to arrive at the end of the rainy spell, and the weather’s been mostly fabulous.
On Saturday we met up with Alyson of That’s Not My Age, and the very nice man she refers to as The Blog Widower for some brunch at a fabulous cafe near King’s Cross called Grain Store. We always have so much to talk about, and could easily have sat and chatted for more than the two hours we did. As we were saying our goodbyes, they suggested that le Monsieur and I walk part of the way back toward our hotel along the Regent’s Canal, which ran right along where the restaurant was situated. That sounded like a great idea and it was!
There are several locks along the canal, most of which seem to be manually operated.
Part of the canal route passes through the Camden Town Market, which was packed with food and other vendors and people. Above, a giant pan of paella, which would have been tempting if we hadn’t just had brunch.
Some random “yarn-bombing” along the way…
There are lots of houseboats along the way; some have been decorated quite elaborately!
After a couple of miles, we peeled off, and crossed over the canal to walk through Regent’s Park. (Hmmm, sensing a theme here…) London has some staggeringly beautiful parks, and this one was no exception.
If you’re planning a visit to London, I’d highly recommend carving out a couple of hours to explore Regent’s Canal.
I’ll stop at this point as I need to finish this and get out the door, but will be back with more soon. It’s been a full and fun trip and we still have two days in London before heading on to Normandy. Love this city!!