London –Notting Hill – Saturday 25th September 2021

I had a few exceptionally enjoyable days in London – a trip postponed from March 2020, just before most of the UK went into its first Lockdown.   On my final day I decided to walk from my hotel just off the Tottenham Court Road to Notting Hill Gate before walking to Victoria to catch my coach home.  There is a Waterstones here – it styles itself as Notting Hill, although technically it is in Notting Hill Gate which is, apparently, a different area! 

Notting Hill map

Diana, Princess of Wales

A statue to Diana, Princess of Wales was unveiled in Kensington Gardens on 1st July this year, on what would have been her 60th birthday.  Originally commissioned to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death, it stands overlooking the sunken garden.

Currently reading – All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle