Weekend in London   9 comments

Brief post going back to early August. I’d arranged a trip tp Wembley to watch the Community Shield match between Man City and Liverpool. Rather than travel down for the day I treated the family to a weekend away (it was TJF’s birthday).

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No major new adventures but we took in some classics on the Saturday starting with a walk along the South Bank from Westminster to London Bridge.

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Lunch in Borough Market was followed by a trip to Greenwich via The Shard.

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Docklands Light Railway and the Greenwich foot tunnel under the Thames.

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I’ve vowed on recent city visits to spend a little more time sitting down enjoying drink rather than covering the distance. We therefore spent a very happy hour or so and a couple of pints at the Trafalgar Inn on the river bank.

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Needing to walk off the excesses before a meal we took a walk through Hyde Park along the Serpentine.

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And then along to Chinatown via Trafalgar Square.

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A slap up Chinese meal was enjoyed before we waved goodbye to TJS (he was staying with a friend) and to a walk back and forth across across the Hungerford Footbridge before heading back to our Airbnb in Hammersmith.

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A brief wander around the expanding zone of skyscrapers in the city before meeting UF and THO for a curry in Brick Lane before the footy, the next day.

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The Funsters were off to the Theatre to see a show while we went off to enjoy the match. A view along Wembley Way.

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And a packed Wembley Stadium for the match – City won on penalties which finished off a great weekend.

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9 responses to “Weekend in London

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  1. Have to confess, I do like a walk along the Thames, especially if there’s a beer or two involved.

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  2. Fantastic to see you enjoying your own amazing city. Even with the time out for beers, you have covered a mile or two! I loved the view along Wembly Way. I’m sure my other half would have been watching this game from his armchair. He doesn’t miss many and is, alas, a West Ham supporter.

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    • It’s become our main family thing to do, city breaks. We all just love the atmosphere of big bustling cities. Never thought I would but it’s become a passion over the past few years

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