Walking Through Whitehall

This morning was unexpected.  There was a problem with my usual station in London so my train was diverted to a London station I had not been to for many many years; London Victoria.

Victoria StationWhen I lived in Surrey, I regularly came to Victoria so having got over the annoyance of the disruption to my morning commute, I was looking forward to seeing this area of London I once knew so well.  I decided to walk to work.
tall stripey chuurch stripey church The area around Victoria is like a giant building site and obviously has been for a very long time.  There are so many tall buildings there now, which dwarf the few remaining old buildings.Albert pub Instead of walking through the park I took a wrong turn and came in to Whitehall, the seat of government and a long road which runs to Trafalgar Square.Great Smith St The walk took me past so many extraordinary buildings such as Westminster Abbey.Westminster Abbey 1 Westminster Abbey The sculpture and detail on these buildings is beautiful.  Whitehall 4 Parliament Square.Parliament Square My least favourite Government Department !HM Revenue and Customs Whitehall 3 As I approached Downing Street, a very well known person walked towards me.  Sam’ Cam’ was out having a stroll with her daughter, Florence.Sam Cam Downing St and Whitehall The Cabinet Office.70 Whitehall Whitehall 2 Whitehall 1 Trafalgar Square – nearly there.T.Sq I was late to work today, for the first time in 2 and a half years.  So no time to grab breakfast.  I had taken lunch in and I ate it early.lunch 9-6-14 Roasted vegetables with fresh tomatoes.roast veg and toms Brown Basmati rice and giant prawns.prawns and rice

Unfortunately the rest of the days eating was a disaster but I am not sure why.  It just was so I need to do better tomorrow.  Much better.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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3 Responses to Walking Through Whitehall

  1. Lucy Murphy says:

    That was my route to work when I lived in Kennington. i loved walking up Whitehall every day and through Trafalgar Square and then Soho to Fitzrovia. kept me fit and full of wonder for the many faces of London

  2. suzjones says:

    Wow! What a walk to work you had. But I have to ask. Who is Sam Cam? Is she the wife of David Cameron?

    • I can’t remember ever doing that exact walk before and it is certainly many years since I have been to Whitehall. It really is a stunning part of London. I often marvel at our incredible architecture, modern as well as old.

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