City Hall is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority (GLA), which comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. It is located in Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge.
It’s an amazing building, especially at night.
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Brewdog is a world-famous Scottish brewery. Known for it’s out-the-box thinking when it comes to beer, their brews are always worth attention (read: tasting), so when I found out they had a pub not too far from where we were staying, it was on out trip bucket list. It did not disappoint.
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Never to let the weary traveller run out of sustenance, the friendly nutrition kiosk is at hand. They sell pretty much anything you could wish to stuff into your face. Or NOT stuff into your face, as the case may be. Be that as it may, these are sure to be colourful and vibrant and kiosk workers are a good place to ask for information if you’re a bit lost.
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Our detour led us up Brick Lane. It rang a bell for us, but we weren’t sure why. It could have been because of the clear evidence of gentrification. Or The grungy grafitti. Or the most amazing array of places to get (what smelled like) the most awesome curries.
A few days later we went past mid-morning, and the atmosphere was entirely different – that there wasn’t any. Night-time is the time for this place.
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The Barbican is a weird place. Built as a residential estate in the 60’s and 70’s to fill what had been devastated during the Blitz of the WW2, it’s a celebration of a time of terrible architecture that is somehow just lovely. The technical term for it is “Brutalist Architecture”, and by golly, that’s spot-on…
Above is really a halfway between a tenement and towerblock and it has a certain charm. It’s named after Lancelot Andrewes a 16th-century English bishop and scholar.
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