I started off my week of exploration around Tier-4 London with a hazy 4.3 km walk. I grabbed my last Toffee Nut Latte of the year at Blackfriars and walked all the way down Victoria Embankment, slowly passing by and admiring the ever-breathtaking buildings of Somerset House and The Savoy. At Embankment station I took Northumberland street up to an almost empty Trafalgar Square. I then headed straight down The Strand, surpassing Charing Cross and some of the lifeless theatres of the West End, finishing my winter stroll in Covent Garden.
During my walk I listened to 2 episodes of the Good influence with Gemma Styles podcast on food waste and mental health.
I most probably took the Londonest London picture today. I walked down to Barbican Center and admired the concrete jungle – still can’t full get my head around the concept but dying to go inside to see the botanical gardens. I continued towards the Thames passing Museum of London, another one I can’t wait to finally visit once reopened. I arrived in One New Change, then carried on around St Paul’s Cathedral, the building that never fails to impress me. Millennium Bridge was my final destination today with a breathtaking view of both Tower Bridge to the left and London Eye to the right.
*** Disclaimer: The title has a pinch of hidden sarcasm, so don’t take it too personally. I’m journalling my walks only to remember them later. ***