With Mr T’s Chinese Visa in hand we had the rest of the day to pop around London. We had every good intention of making it to London Eye for my first visit, but the shops of Notting Hill kept our attention a bit too long. Here’s a little look at what we got up to.
Visa in hand, ready to shop!
Near Bank Station
Eat Tokyo, Notting Hill
Something we have been missing, no sushi in Wincanton!!
All Saints Spitalfields
One of many beautiful Singers
A possible Banksy along Portobello road
Jamie Oliver’s Recipease: iced coffee, bloody mary and peanut butter banana milkshake, all our favourites!!
We were lucky to find a Keith Brymer Jones pop-up shop, I stumbled on some of his products in Kent and loved them. I decided on two pieces that we could squeeze into our cases, salt and pepper pots and mix and measure jug. If we were not moving half way around the world I’m sure I would have came out of that shop with a lot more!! I was also successful in finding Hunter wellies for half the normal price by getting the kids size 5! All in all it was a productive and enjoyable day in the city. The 3 hour bus journey back was a little rough, but good conversation with other travellers made it fly by.
As you know we headed up to Bristol earlier in the week to see Joseph (well, H) and his amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. To kill some time before the show we went for a little wander.
After walking further into Bristol we discovered a genuine Banksy along Park Street. I have had an interest in Banksy for quite a few years now especially with the South West connection!
For those of you who have been hiding under a rock for the past 6 years check out:
also the movie ‘Exit through the Giftshop’ is a fantastic documentary about a guy who follows Banksy during the period where he pulls off some of his more elaborate stunts.