Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

A walk along a canal

Today we went into Central London to meet an old friend from university. We haven't managed to meet this year, so it was good to see her again. We met at Kings Cross Station outside the Harry Potter shop,simply because it's a convenient landmark. After a quick wander around the new shopping area, we returned to the station for a cup of tea and a pastry. G meanwhile had bought a Cornish pasty and set off on a long walk towards the Thames.

After consulting the map by the canal towpath, J and I decided to walk in the other direction towards Camden. The map was rather stylised so we were surprised to reach Camden more quickly than we expected. We made another cafe stop for a sandwich and consulted maps on our phones.

Our next destination was Little Venice, further along the canal, past London Zoo. Walking the canal is pleasant and peaceful and a great way to have a long catch up chat.

At Little Venice there was a final cafe stop in the cafe which is in a boat moored in the canal basin. Forther consultation of maps confirmed that Warwick Avenue tube station was close at hand and the Bakerloo line took me back to Waterloo and then the train back to Kew Bridge.

Tomorrow we head back home, but it's been really good few days.

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