Tag: Thames

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Nowhere else I’d call home

   I had a conversation with someone a couple of weeks ago and it's still rattling around in my head. He had moved to London from New York and we were discussing the differences between the two cities, along with other comparable world cities.  I found myself really criticising London's infrastructure, its weather, its people...before ...

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Bromptoning by the river

Just in from a lovely potter about on the Brompton. According to the data on @FrankDJS' Apple Watch, we covered 11.72 miles in about 1 hour, 49 mins. So, not exactly racing about! We left Canary Wharf and headed to Limehouse, then north along Regent's Canal. There was a real buzz along the canal, with ...

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A post-Xmas recovery run

I flew back from Scotland yesterday morning, having spent a few days absorbing calories from the very air around me. It was a typical post-Xmas scenario: in just the three days spent in Scotland, it was meal after meal, battling the Scottish cold and damp and eating more to feel better. This included meals out, ...

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Sunshine on the Thames

Walking across London Bridge on Wednesday evening, I just had to stop and check out the view. The sun was beginning to set and the reflections on the water were stunning. A superb view down the river towards Tower Bridge. I looked around and noticed I wasn't the only one taking in the view. People were ...

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Meandering by the river

I spent most of this afternoon cycling around by the river. From Canary Wharf along the Thames Path, through Limehouse and Wapping out to St. Katherine Docks. The sun was out, the bike needed an airing and I was keen to avoid staying in all day - despite the symptoms of chemical warfare my hay ...

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The view from the Shard

A quick trip to the top of the Shard this afternoon. While not the sunniest of days in London, the views were still fantastic. All the same, they could do with cleaning the windows...

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Running in London, Part 4356731

I went out for a run in the sunshine this morning, hoping to get out and back before it got too hot - not something that you usually have to plan for here in London. My usual run takes me from Wapping out to Westminster and back and is a very scenic backdrop. Aside from ...