Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Twickenham and London – Day 1

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!!!

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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 ;-)

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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


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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

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  1. Gorgeous pictures! What lovely weather. I'm looking forward to hearing about the play. Sounds like a wonderful couple of days. BTW, I think TWickenham is quite lovely - far more lovely than suburban sprawl around here, for sure.

    Hope your Tuesday is lovely.

  2. oooh I love London!!!! Other half is actually from Twickenham though he's been living here since he was a child. I've never actually spent any time in Twickenham though we have passed it on the train a few times - have you ever gone out to the Wetland Centre in Barnes? I love birds so we've been out there twice.

    The yoghurt looks vvvvv nice. I bet I've passed it before but I will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled next time we're there ;)