It was a beautiful day in London today for Bank Holiday Sunday (though tomorrow's forecast is not so ideal... Never mind!). In an appropriately leisurely fashion, I therefore took the time to smell the roses in Hyde Park. To get there, I hopped on my trusty bicycle. As I was looking up my route from Islington before I headed off, I was saying the instructions out loud to help them stick in my head. And as I did so, I was struck how much it sounded like something from a children's book about London...
"Along the Strand and through Trafalgar Square...
... up The Mall (through Admiralty Arch)...
... then right at Buckingham Palace..."
I love how a commute through London can be so iconic and take in such sites and more without even trying!
Although it was a perfect day to be outside, I spent a few hours in the V&A before getting to Hyde Park. It's been quite some time since I was last there and I've been looking for an opportunity to get there for the past few weeks. It didn't seem like a waste to be inside a museum, especially after my lovely cycle (it's so much more relaxed cycling on a weekend then during weekday rush hour!).
|Some of the contemporary display in the silver gallery at the V&A
But after a couple of hours, the sunshine was calling me, so I headed back out and to Hyde Park. I was enticed into the rose gardens there, where I stopped to stroll, admire and inhale... and to take some pictures.
|Pink roses for my pink outfit!
Hope that you've all had a lovely weekend, and that those in the UK who get a bonus day off tomorrow have a good one.