I've mentioned this before but my youngest son and his girlfriend now have no ties with Winchester and are well and truly based in London, so off we went on Sunday to explore all things new.You know you are in London when there is everything going on on a Sunday, including loads of noise! You can almost touch the underneath of one of these at least every 45 seconds.
And of course there are no shortage of these!
First stop was Richmond, Richmond has lots of nice unusual eating establishments
Plus some beautiful houses.
A walk down by the river provides lots of interest.
Including some unusual nesting places!
Loved this shed for fixing the boats, this is especially for my friend Dave Bassett, I think you have met your match!
Private dining on the Thames anyone?
Now brace yourself! There are lots and lots of pictures of the most beautiful place called Petersham Nurseries in Richmond, I didn't know where to look first, so so beautiful. We had died and gone to heaven!
After consuming lots of amazing cake and exhausting our eyes and senses it was off to Wandsworth to see the new abode of my youngest son
Lots of nice Cafe's and interesting places to visit, I love the fact that you can get anything you need easily in London, all sorts of different variety's of tomatoes, beautiful flowers and amazing bread all within seconds of your front door. However all this comes at a price, London living is not cheap and a four bedroom house (very nice but by no means huge) will set you back almost 1.5 milion and probably still only off road parking! Earn lots you are going to need it!
Five minutes around the corner and we are back walking along the Thames.
We were desperate to see helicopters landing on the heli pad on the Thames, my son had told me that last week there were helicopters landing and taking off every five minutes. Alas sunday was very quiet, I expect there will be one every 2 seconds during the Olympics! Here is the Heli pad on the right hand side in front of the bridge, I will be back when it is busy!
All in all a very good day with lots of new and interesting things to see and do, I will no doubt return. Petersham Nurseries anyone? They have nice food, I don't think we ate it all!