Made my way down to Elephant&Castle yesterday to check the UK Skateboarding Film Festival. Bunch of skaters, DJ’s and live graffiti painting in a very chilled place next to the Heygate estates.
We stayed watching the cute skaterboys for a while before heading up to Southbank. I wanted to check this old pub out by London Bridge, The George Inn. They say it’s the oldest pub in London, rebuilt after a fire in 1676. It’s quirky, it’s bent, it’s falling apart, and it’s absolutely charming.
They had the fire going and it was the perfect setting for a few Sunday pints.
Went down to Shoreditch again today to say adios to the auntie who flew back to Stockholm. Then met a friend and we bought some food from the Spitalfields market and lounged around in the sunshine for a while, before avoiding the rain in an old pub.
Had the best Sunday in a long time, it was perfect. Actually the whole weekend was great with Camden and all yesterday, but today…. today was something else.
With a couple of good friends we drove out to the countryside in Oxfordshire. The sun was out on a clear blue sky, birds singing, flowers everywhere, warm weather, green fields, yeah you know what I mean…
We reached a village where all the cottages were made out of stone and finally we got to our destination, the Manor. We walked straight in, no funny business, doors were open. Inside was just gorgeous – built hundreds of years ago it’s full of old fireplaces, ornaments, high ceilings, columns, carved stairways, painted glass, wooden floors, arches, stone floors, and so on. Equally no one has lived there for a long, long time so it’s falling appart.
It was an amazing explore.
I’ll post the pictures tomorrow.
After the Manor we had lunch next to a duck pond, then back to London in time to catch the sunset over Battersea. Like I said – perfect Sunday.