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Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Around Paddington

Whilst we were staying in Paddington Basin, we have enjoyed walks in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, through Regents Park and up Primrose Hill.
Even though we were surrounded by these tall office blocks and St Mary's Hospital it was a comparitively peaceful mooring.
(2nd attempt to get this post written!)
On Sunday we walked to Westbourne Park Baptist Church, where we were made welcome and enjoyed worship led by a good band. I think this must have been the most multicultural church we have been to so far. It was good to be there.
In the afternoon, we hopped onto some 'Boris Bikes' a really great way to get around London.
And headed for Camden Town as we thought we would probably not be able to moor nearby when passing on the Regents Canal.
A sunny Sunday afternoon and it was very busy. Just a few pictures to show some of the sights,
The Main Road

Side Streets

Food vendors

to suit all tastes

great place to sit and eat
you will have to imagine the sounds and smells too.
(3rd attempt!)
Kensington gardens; The Serpentine; Views from Primrose Hill

In this last picture you can see The Shard, the final bit was added to the top on Monday, making it the tallest building in Europe.(until 2016!) It houses offices, restaurants, residences and hotel. It has 72 floors and is 310m tall.
Whilst we were at Paddington, our son came and joined us for a few days. That might explain so many interruptions to my blogging time!

1 comment:

  1. Poor St Paul's looks dwarfed these days!

    You have certainly seen some contrasting landscapes in your travels, from the flatness of the fens to the wild Pennine moorland, through the rolling English countryside to the mountains of Wales, from industrial heritage to modern cityscape! What an adventure!