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.
When 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.
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. 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. The walk took me past so many extraordinary buildings such as Westminster Abbey. The sculpture and detail on these buildings is beautiful. Parliament Square. My least favourite Government Department ! As I approached Downing Street, a very well known person walked towards me. Sam’ Cam’ was out having a stroll with her daughter, Florence. The Cabinet Office. Trafalgar Square – nearly there. 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. Roasted vegetables with fresh tomatoes. Brown Basmati rice and giant prawns.
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.
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
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.