Towers in the Clouds
Last Sunday we were on a whirlwind mission to show our 2 nieces visiting from abroad the sights of London. We started with a boat trip down the Thames from Westminster to Greenwich. Its about a one hour trip but you get to see a lot from the water.
The day was cloudy and cool - which was a shame as the day before it had been hot and muggy and I'd planned to wear a sundress and sun hat but had to change plans at the last moment to accommodate the unpredictable English weather. But every cloud has a silver lining and I found the changeable weather produced wonderful skies which made for a terrific background for photographs of the old and new London architecture.
Before heading home, we ate at The Stockpot in Soho. I used to eat there years ago when I lived and worked in London and was pleased to see it hadn't changed a bit from the old days - stuck in a time warp of decor and traditional English food. Extremely good value for money and lots of choice, I could really recommend it if you're visiting London and want something cheap and cheerful and very English, in an old fashioned sort of way ...