Ireland day 0905. Thursday 21 March 2024- London Day 5 *

Ireland day 0905. Thursday 21 March 2024- London Day 5
Today’s summary In London for another day.   Caught up with more friends at lunchtime then went for a short walk in the evening while Val was otherwise occupied.
Today’s weather Dry and bright with some sun.   Light westerly wind.   Appx 16c
Today’s overview location
(The green mark shows the location of my route)
Close-up location
(The orange line shows where I walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
London and St James's by night

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

Today was a bit of a re-run of yesterday.

After a relatively leisurely start to the day – though Val did go on a run while I pottered up to the Post Office – we took the tube up to Marylebone to met up with another group of former work colleagues.   This time we were in one of my favourite restaurants – Caldesi – in the area, and it was another very enjoyable occasion.   I can’t believe it’s three years since I last saw any of this group.   I will have to try and make sure it’s not so long next time.

We had a walk across London after the lunch which was enjoyable though a bit blurry as a result of the rather nice bottles of wine we’d had over lunch.   In the evening, Val had some business of her own to attend to, so I took a stroll up the Mall and through St James’s while she was busy.   It was all looking very grand, and helped to stave off my rapidly developing hangover.   Memo to self – don’t drink at lunchtime!!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Marylebone Lane.   We went to a restaurant up hre for lunch Iconic sight round the back of the old Bow Street Magistrates (Now a posh hotel)
St Martin-in-the-Fields I like Green Park with its dim gaslights.   Full of atmosphere (though this pictrue makes it look a lot brighter than it actually is)
Looking up Waterloo Place from the Pall Mall end, towards Piccadilly Covent Garden plaza
Nelson, admiring the view from Trafalgar Square
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 5092 m
Max elevation: 24 m
Min elevation: 6 m
Total climbing: 42 m
Total descent: -41 m
Total time: 00:56:15
Download file: London-sights-by-night-compressed-corrected.gpx

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