Thursday 6 April
Today I had lots of free time till 5pm when I was meeting up with another friend who lives in London who I haven’t seen for a while. So I had a nice relaxing morning at “home” and then set off for Turnpike Lane the Tube station I used to live near in search of the flat I lived in back in 87/88.
When I exited the station nothing looked familiar, it was really weird. Obviously the park across the road and all the shops had always been there because they looked old, but I don’t remember them and I used to walk past that every day on the way to work and home again, guess it was just always dark!
As I walked towards Alison Road, somethings did look familiar, like the church on the corner of my road and the building that used to be my local pub, but now it’s a shop, shame!!!
As I still had a couple of hours to fill in before meeting my friend I decided to catch a bus back to the city so I could see everything I’d always been missing by travelling underground. Luckily I didn’t have to wait too long for a bus that took me all the way to London Bridge. I got to walk across London Bridge and saw Tower Bridge and the Monument.
I met my friend and we walked along the Thames so I could get a great view of Tower Bridge and actually walk across it!
We walked past the Tower of London, waited for an Uber to take us to a pub called Boot and Flogger where we had dinner. It was a really lovely day and fabulous to have such a great walk and a catch up with my friend.