Friday, 1 April 2016

Five on Friday....London


Once again I'm joining in with Amy's Five on Friday - please do visit her 
blog 'Love Made My Home' if you haven't yet, but I think lots of us know 
Amy and her blog already!  

So my Five on Friday is all about last Friday - the best day of the Easter weekend for us 
in terms of the weather forecast. Planning ahead I decided that Good Friday was the day 
for our planned day trip. It was a one-day break from revision for the young people from 
AS levels and University exams. 
At 7.44 am we boarded a deserted train to London. Once in London we headed for the 
Docklands Light Railway to make our way to Greenwich Park and more specifically to 

And here we are on the Meridian Line. Arriving at a relatively early hour it was still fairly 
quiet but there were still plenty of shadows. We then visited the Planetarium for a very
 interesting talk on identifying the more common stars and constellations. 

It was my first visit to Greenwich Park. The views from the Observatory over London and 
the Thames were stunning, especially in the spring sun. 

From Greenwich Park we walked to Greenwich village, home of the Cutty Sark.  

There was a great atmosphere in Greenwich, it felt almost like a carnival with the carousel, the food stalls, the pub and cafes around the Cutty Sark. And always that blue sky....

Back on the Docklands Light Railway we caught glimpses of restored docks and 
smart new apartments blocks built into old warehouses yet retaining the dockside old 
cranes for loading boats.  

A visit to London for me is hardly complete without a walk along the Thames.

And we finished the day with a meal at Pizza Express opposite St Paul's Cathedral.
 The sun accentuated the architectural details of the Cathedral. 

PS I'm finishing off with 2 sneaky extras photos:
my glorious pizza...

....and very welcome beer!

Sorry for cheating with 2 extra photos, but a great day with the family!
Have a great weekend


  1. Sounds like an amazing day out, I haven't been to London for some time. You certainly took us on a great tour. PS Loved the look of the pizza.

  2. Wonderful to see your great day out, it looks as though you had fabulous weather for being out and about and exploring! Of course such great things to see too, glad you enjoyed it! The pizza and beer look like a great end! Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, I hope you have a great weekend! xx

  3. We went to Greenwich last Easter and it was brilliant. Definitely going to go back and do the Maritime museum!

  4. London is such an exciting place to visit. Your pizza looks really delicious, it's making me hungry! X

  5. Your pictures brought me good memories for me, we finally made it to Greenwich a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it.

  6. London is indeed a special place especially on a sunny day. :-)

  7. London is so wonderful, I have yet to visit but would love to. And now I am hungry for pizza!
    Hugs to you,

  8. Days out in London are the best and you had blue skies too which certainly help. Great photos of the sights and your pizza, making me feel very hungry!
    Lisa x

  9. It looks like a beautiful day! I can't believe that blue sky :) Greenwich is beautiful, I really want to explore it more sometime. Pizza pictures made me hungry! Have a lovely Sunday :) x

  10. Lovely pictures of a wonderful city and mmmm that pizza looks yummie!

    Have a nice week! Bye, Carolien

  11. I like the perspectives of your photos. a network of wires draws me into their networks. Hypnotizing

  12. Ooh I love a pizza and Peroni, good dinner! Looks like a fun day in London :)


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