I really enjoyed walking down the Thames path to Twickenham. The path was so clean and well-maintained, and there were lots of people out jogging, walking, sitting in the sunshine and generally enjoying the day – it had quite the holiday atmosphere!
The only problem was that the sun was too bright to get some of the photos I wanted!!!
Twickenham itself wasn’t the most attractive place I’ve ever been, though the Riverside area was lovely, and the train station was pretty horrible but at least I didn’t have long to wait there. I went into Starbucks in Twickenham and had a ‘Refresh’ green tea, which was quite nice – mainly chosen because it had no calories and I wouldn’t be tempted to latte / syrup it up!!!
I then walked up through town to the train station and caught the first available train into Waterloo, switching to the Bakerloo line there for Picadilly Circus. I was starving, so the first thing I did was head to Itsu for my sushi – a ‘Health and Happiness’ selection that was delicious! Then I went to Leicester Square for my theatre ticket, and from there to Covent Garden, where I popped into M&S for some new jeans (my old ones were wearing through at the seams. Sadly they only had one pair in my size, so I may try another branch this week – especially as they were only £12!)
In Covent Garden I went to a little frozen yoghurt place called Yu-topia, which I think I read about a while ago on Thinspired. The sign in the shop said it was low fat but I have to say it tasted really rich and creamy. I had blueberry with chunks of mango
After wandering around this area for a while I decided to walk to Waterloo to head back to the hotel. I walked over the Waterloo Bridge and got some good views of fairly well-recognised landmarks ;-)
On the other side of the bridge in Lambeth I saw some other gorgeous buildings as I killed time before going into the train station
In the station I collected up a selection of spiced or otherwise coated nuts and peas which I ate on the concourse & one the train (no photo). Then it was back to the hotel, where I collapsed after dinner and watched TV all evening