Monday 24 May 2010
Over the river, and we headed round Aldwych to go straight along the Strand, past St Clement Danes. On previous trips, we have always noted the RAF statues at the West end of the church, but this time we spotted Samuel Johnson, behind the East end of the Church. Then we passed the City of London marker, which points out that it is on the site of Temple Bar, and we were in Fleet Street and pointing straight at St Paul's and the statue of Queen Anne in front of its west end. We noted that some of London's elephant herd was having a nice sit down on the way to the Millenium Bridge. As always, we enjoyed the street names and fine buildings, large and small, of the City, as we passed Punch's Tavern and the Royal exchange, to reach London Bridge and turn north and into Hackney.
N1 Garden Centre which is, of course, a 'boutique garden centre'.
We alighted from our bus at Tottenham Town Hall, about an hour after leaving Waterloo. Linda gave the charming bus driver one of our cards, and he expressed some interest, saying 'I've always wanted to do that.'
Crossing the road to catch a different bus, we were amazed and delighted to see what we assume must be a genuine Banksy, since it is protected with a perspex sheet, which means that the photo is less than perfect. Still, you can enjoy many including this one at his website. Art as well as warm sunshine will mean that we remember Tottenham with pleasure.