A couple of weeks ago I ventured out to Greenwich with a friend to simply enjoy the good weather this Autumn is putting on for us. It was a perfect crisp, sunny day to take a stroll around the park and to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours.
I’ve been to Greenwich before when I was living in London a few years ago, but just for a short visit. Having it on my doorstep this time around, I think I will be visiting this beautiful green space a lot more.
Since travelling to Australia my view on chain coffee shops has changed a lot. There really is no need to buy coffee from a chain store when there are so many little independent shops to support and try out. However when Starbucks bring out their Pumpkin Spiced Latte each Autumn, I must admit I can’t resist grabbing one. So with a latte in hand we took off for a little stroll around the beautiful Old Royal Navy College (these buildings are stunning you guys. I’m such a sucker for old architecture and these buildings are just amazing).
Our walk took us up through the park where we dodged dogs racing between everyones legs and people playing rounders, and up to the Royal Observatory to take in the views from the top. The Royal Observatory sits atop the hill overlooking the whole of Greenwich and is the perfect spot to take in the city from. Since you have to pay and queue for, we didn’t bother going inside the observatory, but we did play tourist a little and took a photo with the ‘line’. For those who don’t know, the line in Greenwich represents the Prime Meridian of the World – Longitude 0º. Every place on Earth is measured in terms of its distance east or west from this line. The line itself divides the eastern and western hemispheres of the Earth, just as the Equator divides the northern and southern hemispheres. (Thank you Wikipedia for that little bit of information). Pretty cool, right?!
Some photos of our day…
^^ Canary Wharf ^^
^^ The lovely Katherine ^^
^^ Morris Dancers! ^^
Let’s have lots more days like this please London!