Sunday, 6 October 2013

City Escape

I am a very lucky lady and have lived in three of the most beautiful cities in the UK.   I spent the first 27 years of my life in Norwich, then went on a "finding myself" journey in my late 20s and moved to London  before settling here in Newcastle.  I love each city so much, all three hold a special place in my heart.

I hadn't been back to London since I relocated five months ago so was very excited this weekend about returning to the place I called home for five years.  I will admit I did a little bit of a gallop as I came off the train at Kings X and sped down to the Underground.  There have been times I've really missed the big city and it felt so good to be back.

I had a lovely weekend catching up with family and friends and although we spent a bit of time in central  London - seeing Rush at the O2 and having a look at the recently redeveloped Leicester  Square the loveliest part of the weekend was spending time in South West London away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds.

London has some truly beautiful parts, little pockets of peace and quiet well away from the tourists with vast green open space, gorgeous little pubs and cafes and plenty of fresh air.

The weather was beautiful and we spent an enjoyable time strolling round Wandsworth Common.  For the first time this year it felt like Autumn had arrived and it was perfect.  We had a lovely time watching the ducks on the pond, kicking about in the leaves and then filled our bellies with tasty burgers with BBQ pulled pork at The Hope.

Let me know your favourite hidden London gems!



























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