I had a couple of cold, damp days in London on the way to Italy. I stayed near Marylebone High St, one of my favourite areas in the city.
It has some great places to eat. I was torn, but in the end I went to the one I know, La Fromagerie.
Daunt Books is one of the most beautiful bookshops I have ever been to. I managed to add to the already heavy collection in my suitcase.
I love the rooflines in London, there are some wonderful old, and not so old buildings.
I included the last one because it is an amazing shade of lilac.
I came upon the lovely horse, called Fire, in the Mount St Gardens.
…and this sculpture outside the Connaught Hotel, given by Italy to London.
This fountain in Hyde Park was without water, but still managed to look joyous.
…with and without pigeons.
In beautiful Berkeley Square garden there were no nightingales, but the huge trees look spectacular even in the dead of winter.
The war memorials in Green Park are impressive.
Despite the weather I covered quite a bit of territory on foot…the best way to see a city.
My next stop was Oxford, to catch up with my good friends Anup and Poorna…more on that soon.