Go Greenwich

Greenwich has to be one of my most favorite spots in London. There’s something about the atmosphere that makes me feel at peace…and there’s a lot of different things you can do there, so I say go to Greenwich!

I actually started my day in Brixton, however. I’ve heard brunch is quite nice out there, and they weren’t wrong!

I was originally trying to get to the Wild Caper, a place recommended by a British blogger I follow. However, on my way there, another place caught my eye..

Duck EggThis little cafe (so small you could blink and miss it as you walked past) drew my attention. Mainly because it was one of the only shops on the whole street that was open at 10:30 in the morning. But “Duck Egg” brought me inside. It made me curious to see if they only cooked duck eggs.

I came in, sat down, and was given a menu.

opencafesugarI was somewhat relieved to learn that they serve hen eggs as well. Somehow, I couldn’t find the courage to try a duck egg. But I ordered some Eggs Benedict and a tea.

pouring milkmilky teaSoooo milky. And the food?

eggs benedictAmazing. My poached eggs sitting on top of bacon and an English muffin, covered in hollandaise sauce, and served with a grilled tomato and some hash. One of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a while.

But enough about food. Let’s go to Greenwich!

I love starting at Cutty Sark. You see the ship, the river, and a pretty decent view of the city (a better one is coming up, don’t worry!).

Cutty Sarkflowersgreenwich panoramaThis round….thing looks like some sort of monument, but when you get a closer look, you’ll see there is actually an entrance leading off somewhere.

tunnel entrystairsThere’s a rather long staircase that takes you further and further underground, and it brings you to a foot tunnel that goes underneath the Thames to the other bank.

foot tunnelIt’s kind of creepy, but I love it. And it gives you this perspective of Greenwich:

greenwichbenchesI could sit on those benches all day. It’s a nice place to sit with a book.

Back on the other side, however, is where all the good stuff is.

paintingthe painting subjectsubjectiongreenwich marketI particularly love the Greenwich Market. I think it’s my favorite in London. They have everything from food to jewelry to trinkets and clothes.

food stallsFood from so many different places. Vietnamese, Brazilian, French, African. Errthang.

frametrinketsOut past the market are all the museums.

National Maritime

national maritimeThe Queens House

queen's houseAnd there’s a nice walk up to the Royal London Observatory. The area is so green, I love it!

pathwaygreenery

royal observatoryYou can even see the Prime Meridian Line, and step in both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres at the same time!

prime meridianBut the real reason I love Greenwich is because of this view

the viewbanksst. paulsYou can even see St. Paul’s! I make it a point to come here at least 2 times every time I visit London. I hope you might see why.. (:

 

Mary Jane xx

 
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