Last night I caught up with friends Emma and Sibs for dinner at a Peruvian restaurant in Shoreditch. It was great to see them and the food was fantastic. On my way to the restaurant I spotted this building and had to take a snap. I think the way they've played with perspective is brilliant!
Last night wasn't late, but after Sunday night's effort it was still difficult getting myself activated this morning. I only had some very vague plans for the day so I headed towards the Thames. The walk took me through Chelsea and then along the Thames until the Houses of Parliament. I don't remember walking along that part of the Thames before.
It was a perfectly clear morning and the browns and reds of bricks and tiles against the vivid blue sky looked stunning.
I passed this bike slowly being digested by the undergrowth.
The tide was exceptionally low on the Thames with many boats beached along the shores.
The walk along the embankment took me a couple of hours but it was nice to stroll and take photos of things as they caught my eye.
I spent a little bit of time sitting in one of the parks along side the Thames. Luckily, I don't think I broke any of these rules.
At one stage there were two very large and very loud black army helicopters hovering over part of the city. I haven't seen anything that beefy over the city before and it was a little unnerving
Eventually I made it to Covent Garden. I wanted to get a print I'd seen at the start of my trip and to visit the London Transport Museum. When I first arrived I went to the open day at the London Transport Museum depot not realising that there was actually a museum in the city. So today I checked it out. Understandably, it was teeming with school kids so navigating around was a little tricky. But worth it all the same.
This is the inside of one of the older tube trains. Very different to these days.
There's currently a design exhibition on and this model of Picadilly Circus station was fascinating. I really got a sense of how complex the network of tunnels is below the surface. Quite mind blowing that it all works, actually.
By this time my energy was waning. I checked my map and discovered that a tube station nearby would take me directly to Earl's Court where the hotel is. It was a sign. Now I'm resting up before heading out to catch up with another friend.
Tomorrow is my last day in England and I'm trying my hardest not to think about it.