A trip down memory lane

Since the weather was so gorgeous on Sunday, we decided to take the train from Waterloo to revisit our old stomping ground of Strawberry Hill and Richmond (where we used to live before we became Proper Londoners).

We broke up the journey with a stroll along the Thames.

Alex (pre-Poppy losing).

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The Golden Hinde.

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An old building whose name I can never remember even though we’ve walked past it a million times before.

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The Globe! One of the best theatres in the world.

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The Millennium Bridge – more commonly known as The-Bridge-What-Voldemort-Spun-Round-In-The-Harry-Potter-Film (and St Paul’s in the background!).

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And one of my favourite London galleries, the Tate Modern.

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The South Bank was full of interesting characters, making the most of the sun (and the tourists).

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Eventually we made it to Waterloo, where we boarded a train to Strawberry Hill. Oh how I don’t miss taking these trains every day.

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We enjoyed paying a visit to our old flat!

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And laughing about how wonderfully suburban Strawberry Hill is compared to East London.

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Then, we embarked on our favourite walk along the river to Richmond – something we used to do all the time when we lived there!

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Believe it or not, this gorgeous stately home is actually the Town Hall for Richmond.

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I’ve always wanted to live on this street.

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This is Marble Hill House, an English Heritage Property (which shamefully, we’ve never visited).

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There were plenty of squirrels out enjoying the sunshine too!

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We made it to Richmond feeling rather peckish, so ducked into Bill’s (recently opened I believe) for some lunch.

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I enjoyed some pink lemonade, whilst Alex tucked into what was seemingly the world’s biggest milkshake (chocolate brownie flavour, to be exact).

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I ordered a fish finger sandwich (classic) and Alex pushed the boat out (geddit?) and had fish and chips.

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We left just as the sun was going down and made our way out of suburbia and back into good old London town. We enjoyed our little trip down memory lane, and look forward to the next time.

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