London walkabout: Bloomsbury & St Pancras
During my brief spell in London yesterday and this morning I explored some local neighbourhoods.
After checking in and showering I felt a little more human and was keen to make the most of the afternoon remaining. The ground was wet underfoot but the weather seemed to be behaving itself.
I had a vague plan of stuff I wanted to see and began by lurking on the street opposite the St Pancras building. The photos just don’t do it justice.
My travels encompassed a few green spaces as I was keen to try and find some spring flowers during this trip. We may be here a bit late for that but did see a few lingering signs.
I called into the highly regarded British Museum. Not a museum person at the best of times, the jet lag combined with the masses of people did nothing to generate any enthusiasm. I wandered round the Great Hall, impressive for its light and its scale, before withdrawing back out to the street.
When I ran out of steam I found food supplies and headed back to the hotel.
This morning the city woke to lovely blue skies. I was very happy about this, if not exactly well rested. With my room located just off reception, I had woken much earlier thanks to the noise of footsteps on the hard floors. But that became a good opportunity to finish the first blog post!
I found the dining room for breakfast, in a basement a few doors away. There was time to head back out for another walk before checking out. I had a train to catch and a new city to meet!