Sunday, 23 October 2016

Greenwich, London

It was Marks birthday this past Friday and we had booked to go to our favourite city, London.
This time we opted to stay on the 'other side' of the river, in Greenwich.

Mark had worked in Greenwich, or nearby a few years ago but this was my first visit.  
We got the train to Marylebone so getting to Greenwich involved about another half hour or so and some tube changes, but it's all part of the experience of London and I really don't mind.

We stayed at Devonport House which is a really lovely building, formally a home for nurses working at the Navel College, very central to everything.

We spent time browsing the lovely market and sampling the street food

I can't remember what these were called, they were like doughnuts, rolled in sugar and cinnamon then filled with caramel or chocolate fudge, they were delicious!! 

We walked around the wharf and saw the Cutty Sark

As you can see, It looked like the weather was going to take a turn for the worse, luckily it blew over and we didn't get the threatened downpour. 

We took in the view of Canary Wharf


And the view towards the Shard, and those fantastic clouds!

We walked through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel 1/4 mile to the other side of the Thames
It looks deserted, but there were quite a few people walking on Saturday morning.

And we took a late afternoon walk through Greenwich Park

Watching the light change in the sky and the lights come on in the buildings on Canary Wharf

We had a lovely pub meal in The Kings Arms on Friday night, if you ever find yourself in Greenwich and looking for somewhere to eat I can recommend it.
Saturday night we had a great night in the Admiral Hardy, listening to music, everyone singing and dancing and generally having a good time, I drank too much wine and we ate fish and chips out of the wrapper walking back to the hotel, it's the best night i've had out in a while!

I did squeeze in a trip to Loop while we were in London but I will show you what I bought next time.

I've had a lovely week off work, i'm back in the office again in the morning but at least I have a stitching meet-up to look forward to next Saturday :-)

-Until next time


Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

What a wonderful weekend! Your pictures were beautiful - especially the one of the park and the leaves. It looked like a postcard.

Barb said...

What a fantastic week-end! I really enjoyed all the pictures. That looks like a great market. It reminded me of Pike Place Market in Seattle. The ship photos were beautiful.

Julie said...

Such lovely sights you saw at the market and marvellous pics of the Cutty Sark you captured. Love the pic with the lights on at canary wharf as your day ended and dusk crept up on you.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A lovely selection of photos. I often stay in Greenwich when in London. There always seems to be something happening there.

Jo said...

What a great weekend and a lovely way to celebrate a birthday. The market looks fabulous, all that lovely street food. I think your doughnuts may be churros. Your photos of the Cutty Sark look very atmospheric with the black clouds above it, I'm glad the threatened downpour didn't materialise though. I'm looking forward to hearing what you bought from Loop now.

PNLima said...

I do hope you had a "Taset of Portugal" in the Greenwich Market! My country food is really great!
A cross stitcher from Portugal
Paula Lima

Vickie said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this post Maggie. Such wonderful photos.

susan said...

What a fabulous trip! I loved the tour of the Greenwich Market - so many wonderful things to choose from. I'm from NY so I totally enjoyed this tour of a place I will probably not get to see in person.

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

Looks amazing, so much to see, even the sky put on a show for you xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Looks like you had a great weekend
Julie xxxxxx

Penny said...

What a wonderful trip, Maggie, and so many goodies in the market! And your photos are stunning as usual!

Carolien said...

Wow! What a nice time you had, what a lovely market, I love that stand with the knitting things ... great!

Have a nice evening!
xxx Carolien

Lisa said...

What beautiful photos of a fun packed weekend. It looks like a really lovely weekend. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment on the post about my sister's pressies.
Lisa x

Carol said...

Lovely photos, Maggie-especially love your pretty skies :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely post. What a great weekend you had and your photo's are so good. Love the ones of the Cutty Sark.

Take care

All the best Jan