Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Southwark - SE1
wooden-shuttered building in the other photo just round the corner in Great Guildford St - isn't it a beauty? There are spots like this all over Southwark, you can really immerse yourself in "old London" here. Southwark was a place of illicit delights in the 17th century - where Londoners would come to escape the moral confines of the city and a frisson of that vibe remains. Any of you who have been clubbing under the arches of London Bridge station will agree I'm sure... The cathedral is magnificent and has the most amazing statues. I could easily live in Southwark and have often thought how nice it would be do wander to the market early on a Saturday morning to do your weekly grocery shop. So if you haven't already, take some time to wander around Southwark and Borough - it's a hidden gem.