Last weekend, after our amazing visit to Present and Correct pumped us up, Tim and I decided to have a bit more of a wander around Angel and Islington. I really liked what we find. Really liked it. I’ve said before that I’m not a big fan of London but everything about this area appealed to me.
We found Camden Passage straight away, and manoeuvred ourselves passed the queue for The Breakfast Club to look in all the little shops along the way. I dragged Tim into Smug which OMG I loved (and I’ve just discovered their blog as well, which might fill the hole that Domestic Sluttery has left). Emerging out the other side, we went into Waterstones and performed our usual ritual of commentary around the piles of books. We then decided we were hungry and The Goodlife Diner was calling. We had breakfast. YES!
They were good pancakes.
Not wanting to go home quite yet, we then made our way over to the Regent’s Canal and had a lovely walk down to Kings Cross.
There were lots of people out enjoying the sunshine, cycling or walking down the canal path. I want to go back and try The Filling Station at some point – I’d seen that online and looks so unusual. There was a worrying moment (well, worrying for me) when the path we were walking down was closed and we were sent out onto a temporary structure on the water. It was a bit wibbly – I’m not the most confident near water.
Our ultimate goal was Camley Street Natural Park and we finally dragged ourselves round the corner only to be greeted by this.
BLOODY CLOSED! ON A SATURDAY! Gutted. Ultimately, it might have been for the best because by this point, we’d walked about 10 miles in the heat. Ooof. Slightly grimy and sweaty, we walked over to Kings Cross to get the tube back to Waterloo, noting that bizarrely, the Kings Cross mural has been amended to remove Zooey Deschanel’s beautiful face. Convenient.
I had to jump in the shower as soon as I got home to wash the yuck off, but this was probably the most enjoyable 10 miles I’ve walked in a long time!