Sunday, June 17, 2018

London June 2017 Day 13 – Husk and Greenwich

This last day of our stay in London was a very warm one, so we decided to spend it in Greenwich Park. However, first we needed something to eat, so we interrupted our journey by DLR at Limehouse Station. Opposite the station on Commercial Road you find Husk, a place which is much more than just a café.

There we had tea, soup and cake. Afterwards we travelled on to the Cutty Sark Station for a long stroll through Greenwich.

When we became tired we returned to Husk for some more tea and more to eat :)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

London June 2017 Day 12 – In Little Dorrit’s Footsteps

In the late morning we met our landlady Sue in a restaurant called German Gymnasium, close to King’s Cross Station. It was in 2013 that we had stayed in her holiday flat in Walthamstow for the first time and because we liked it so much we rented it again for our stays in 2014, 2016 and 2017 (we had not been in London in 2015). However, more than the flat we liked Sue. Whenever we met her (usually just on our arrival and departure) we found so much to talk about, but had so little time, so this time we finally agreed to meet during our stay and talk some more :)

Afterwards Hermann and I went to see the remains (that is one wall) of the Marshalsea Prison which became famous with Charles Dickens’s novel “Little Dorrit”.

From there we walked towards Borough Market where most of the stalls were already closed and from there to the Thames.

Underneath the bridge for the trains to and from London Bridge Station we found this sign. Hermann tried it, but it didn’t work ;)

Friday, June 15, 2018

London June 2017 Day 11 – LCM summer school and the Docklands

On that morning we attended summer school again. To read about it, please visit the LCM blog.

After lunch we took a Jubilee Line train to North Greenwich and walked along the Thames near The O2.

We reached the Emirates Air Line and took a ride over the Thames (using our Oyster cards as tickets) which was more impressive than we had thought. Enjoy the photos :)

Afterwards we took a DLR train from Royal Victoria to Tower Gateway and returned to Walthamstow from Tower Hill.