Category Archives: London

A British summer

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Just a few things we’ve spotted around London this week reminding us that the Olympics are on their way…

The view from Greenwich park showing the progress made on the equestrian and pentathlon arenas…

The cable car has popped up – spanning the river, going from Greenwich to Excel.

2 Big Bens!

 

And then of course lots and lots of flags and bunting…

I’m sure we will be seeing plenty more in the coming weeks!

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Fun at the Fair

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We went along to Greenwich Fair today and were thoroughly entertained by Mr Punch and his wife Judy…

It got a bit tense at times, but on the whole the kids (and adults) loved it…

Then it was off to see some less traditional attractions, such as a ‘The Pig‘ and a vegetable nursery called ‘The Allotment

A fun and fairly random day!

Borough Market

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We spent this morning strolling around the best food market ever – Borough Market at London Bridge.  We are lucky enough to live very close so we often go and see how many yummy free samples we can get our hands on… and occasionally we buy something too!

Today we came home with some tasty bread and some even tastier mushroom pate 🙂

If I had had it my way we would have also have come away with one of these yummy cakes!

And Tom would definitely have had one of the melted cheese meals!

We were pleased to hear that the market will be open every day during the olympics, a very good idea as I’m sure it will be a very popular place to visit!

Yum yum yum.

London Art

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One of the things I love about London is there there is always something new to spot wherever we go, art and creations are always popping up and then disappearing.  For example the living wall at the National Gallery which used over 8000 plants to recreate Van Gogh’s ‘A Wheatfield, with Cypresses’.

Then if you cut through to Leicester Square you spot this giant line drawing of Piccadilly Circus which is just there to conceal building works.

Love this drawing in the Transport Museum kids play area:

And then there’s these brilliant depictions of East London life, that you will see at many of the train stations along the East London line.

London Transport Museum

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Elsie and I make very good use of our annual pass to the London Transport Museum! We have been so many times, I’m sure they must know our faces by now. I’d like to say this means I know everything there is to know about the history of London’s transport but to be honest we mainly go because it’s a break from the hustley bustley London streets and Elsie is free to run around without me constantly having mini heart attacks.  Saying that, I do love the old buses and trains and one day I plan to create some illustrations or designs inspired by what is there…