I’ve lived in London all of my life and there are still places I’ve not been to. This weekend has been quite wet but didn’t put us off from doing a spot of sightseeing! Armed with brolly’s, coats, hats and scarves we set off on our tourist day out… The rain never stopped us!
Our first port of call was Borough Market. I can’t believe it’s taken me until now to experience the sights and smells of the vast array of yummy stalls. There was enough to get our mouths watering not least Harry’s. He was like a kid in a candy shop! He’s always had a Mediterranean palette so getting to sample a variety of cheeses, salami, breads and olives was his idea of heaven. Then came the Paella stall.. After 3 taster fork-full’s (and that was just Harry ), we gave in and purchased a tub of it. Which we all devoured of course. Let’s just say, don’t turn up at Borough market of you are hungry!
Being here was a great opportunity for us to show Harry the Shard and London Bridge. He’s been learning about famous landmark’s at school recently so we can tick this off 😉
We found the Cross Bones Graveyard down the road, a long-forgotten graveyard with an unusual history. For centuries Cross Bones was a burial site for outcasts. The bodies of 15,000 paupers and prostitutes are believed to have been buried here before it was closed more than 150 years ago. It was rediscovered in the 1990s and is now a place of pilgrimage and where people come to honour the outcasts of society. It was certainly eerie and filled me with slight uneasiness. Nevertheless fascinating.
We then moved on to Greenwich to see the Cutty Sark. The Cutty Sark was one of the last British tea clippers, built in 1869. The first time I saw it was when I was about 10years old and I have fond memories of my grandparents taking my sister and I on a day trip via a taxi boat up the Thames. I left the tour down to Tye and Harry as I wasn’t too comfortable with carting the pushchair around, so Stanley and I went on our own tour of Greenwich market and the Oxfam bookshop where I purchased one of the few Shirley Hughes books that we actually don’t have!
It was an eventful, jam-packed day, that came to a close when the daylight began to dim, so the boys and I made our way home to the warm and our pj’s!