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Yahoo! We’re in London! A night walk in Kensington

We wandered in Kensington a few hours after we got to London. Had to nap first. Here are a few pictures. Hope you enjoy them.

It’s a different experience to walk past a place you’ve only seen from the top deck of the number 9 bus. I’ve looked down Adam and Eve Mews many times, thinking it intriguing and worth a close look.

Adam and Eve Mews in Kensington, London at night

Adam and Eve Mews in Kensington, London at night

 

Keeping with the lost in Paradise theme, one of the even smaller streets off the short Mews is called Eden Close.

A lamp in Eden Close, on Adam and Eve Mews

A lamp in Eden Close, on Adam and Eve Mews

 

Back onto Kensington High Street and here’s a milestone telling us it’s 8 1/2 miles to Hounslow and 1 1/2 miles to London. Hmmm … 8 1/2 miles does seem an awfully long way to walk tonight so I guess it’ll be London.

Kensington to Hounslow milestone in London

Kensington to Hounslow milestone in London

 

Added a couple of blue plaques (and they aren’t always blue):

Benny Hill lived here and Queen played their first concert over here.

 

After a bit of practice, Queen was playing places like this.

Royal Albert Hall, a famous concert hall in London, England

Royal Albert Hall, a famous concert hall in London, England

 

Saw the TARDIS.

TARDIS sighted in London

TARDIS sighted in London

 

Also an Art Deco apartment building Hercule Poirot could have lived in.

Art Deco apartment building like Hercule Poirot lived in

Art Deco apartment building like Hercule Poirot lived in

 

At a different building a few blocks away, snagged another sign about what not to do with a bicycle. (I collect pictures of these. The variety is impressive.)

A Do Not Park Your Bicycle sign in London

A Do Not Park Your Bicycle sign in London

 

The lights were on at the skating rink at the Natural History Museum. No skaters – too late at night – but a very lovely sight indeed.

Skating rink at the Natural History Museum in London

Skating rink at the Natural History Museum in London

 

That was a pleasant walk and the weather very promising for the morning.

A London Underground sign with Christmas lights at night

A London Underground sign with Christmas lights at night

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Lorraine Syratt
    November 4, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Lovely shots, Jill. Lovely walk.

    • Reply
      jill
      November 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks, Lorraine. I bet this looks familiar to you.

  • Reply
    susanonthesoapbox
    November 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Stunning photographs Jill. Keep ’em coming!

    • Reply
      jill
      November 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks very much, Susan. The weather was excellent for photography but today it rained a lot so I’m not sure how watery the pictures will be 😉

  • Reply
    Kathleen Airdrie
    November 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Great photos, Jill. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      jill
      November 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks, Kathleen. It’s a pleasure to share them. This is a truly fascinating city.

  • Reply
    Barbara Bell
    November 4, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I guess I’m surprised to see Christmas decorations already but of course there’s no Thanksgiving to get past first. Wish I were with you!

    • Reply
      jill
      November 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      It would be lovely to be here with you – one day!

      I think these particular lights are up because they have put in the ice rink and the lighting goes with it.

      I haven’t DARED to go near Oxford Street yet. I think the official turning on of the lights on that very busy street is happening really soon, or maybe it already has.

      😉

  • Reply
    John Howe
    November 18, 2016 at 10:10 am

    The light fittings in the mews look as if they are gas but if not Jill, did you know that London still has 1500 working gas lamps!

    https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/dec/25/londons-last-gas-street-lamps

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