view of St Paul's Cathedral from Tate Modern, Southwark, London
view of St Paul’s Cathedral from Tate Modern, Southwark, London

I love having the freedom to drop what I’m doing if the sun’s shining or I get a call from a friend asking if I’d like to meet for lunch – which is how I ended up with this fabulous view of St Paul’s Cathedral from the members’ restaurant at Tate Modern.

“Empty Lot” installation by Abraham Cruzvillegas at Tate Modern, Southwark, London
“Empty Lot” installation by Abraham Cruzvillegas at Tate Modern, Southwark, London

While at the Tate, I checked on the progress of Abraham Cruzvillegas’ “Empty Lot” installation (I posted a photo a few weeks ago), and was surprised to notice that some of the patches of soil have started to sprout green stuff. Not sure what it is yet – we’ll have to wait and see when it’s grown a bit taller.

Simpsons, The Strand, London
Simpsons, The Strand, London

The following morning, the sun made another brief guest appearance, so I hopped on a train and strolled along The Strand. There are lots of interesting buildings to see – this one is Simpsons restaurant. According to their website, “Simpson’s-in-the-Strand is one of London’s most historic landmark restaurants and has been offering classic British dishes to its delighted patrons for over 185 years.”

The Coal Hole on The Strand, London
The Coal Hole on The Strand, London

The Coal Hole is a pub situated in the former coal cellar of the Savoy Hotel. I’ve since discovered it has antique tiled floors, so I’ll have to go back and take a look inside.

mediaeval buildings belonging to Kings College London, The Strand
mediaeval buildings belonging to Kings College London, The Strand

I recently signed a petition to prevent a row of mediaeval buildings (152-158 The Strand), from being demolished. Situated between Kings College London and Somerset House, the buildings are owned by Kings College and pre-date the Fire of London. I am pleased to announce the petition worked and these historically important buildings have been saved!

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