Ireland day 0904. Wednesday 20 March 2024- London Day 4 *

Ireland day 0904. Wednesday 20 March 2024- London Day 4
Today’s summary We are still in London.   After a relaxing morning, Val went to see her old dentist in the afternoon and I took the bus met up with some former Government colleagues for lunch in Islington.   Did some shopping in the afternoon then watched TV and went on a short walk in the evening
Today’s weather Dry and bright with light cloud all day.   Almost no wind.   Appx 16c
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where we walked)
(No GPX today)

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

We are still both in London and had quite a productive day today.

Val’s top priority was to visit her old dentist for a long-overdue checkup.   She was apprehensive as she hadn’t been since before we went to Ireland, but fortunately all was in good order.

My main objective was to meet up with some former Government colleagues at a restaurant in Islington.   I took the no 38 bus up there, and of course sat upstairs close to the front, to get the best view.   I hadn’t seen my friends for over a year so once we had all turned up at the restaurant, there was lots of catching up to do.   I thoroughly enjoyed it.

After lunch, I took the tube down to Oxford Street to buy some socks – as I hadn’t remembered to bring enough over from Ireland.   Then I headed on down to the Apple Store (again) in Covent Garden, to try and get a new case for my phone.   The old one is a bit battered and it looks like I might be able to get a new one under consumer protection legislation.   They didn’t have he right one in stock but at least they were able to order it.  It should be delivered in a few days’ time.

We had a light dinner, then watched a bit of TV, and then walked up to St Pauls in the evening.   Another nice day.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Oxford Street.   Busy and a bit scruffy, but always an interesting place to visit.   I needed to get some socks at Marks and Spencers In the Apple Store waiting to get a new case for my iphone.   A bit of a temple to the consumer.   But nicely done
My bus to Islington this morning.   Was quick, relatively clean and quite comfortable, as well as being iconic
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(No map today)

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