London in November

My Timehop this morning has reminded me of last November when I was in London on a UX course for a few days. London in November is beautiful, if a little cold and my course was in a building a stones throw from the Tower of London, where they had the stunning poppy display. I never shared the photos I took on my trip, but I think today is a timely day to post them up here.

Poppies at the tower of london

Poppies at the tower of london

The area around the Tower of London was packed with people who had come to see the exhibition. Fighting my way through the crowds to get back to the tube on an evening, I always stopped to look at the poppies. It was on a morning though that they were at their best. No crowds, and the early morning soft sunshine combined to make them a beautiful and peaceful sight.

Poppies at the tower of london in november

Poppies at the tower of london

Poppies at the Tower of London seen from a third floor window

The poppies have been split up now, but if you are anywhere near Wakefield you can see a few of them in the Wave exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture park until early next year.

The UX course took place in a building in St Katharine Docks. I’d never heard of this place before, but it was full of little coffee shops, old buildings, sail boats and interesting sights.

St Katherine Docks Shops

St Katherine Docks Pub

When I was there they had a wooden hippo as part of an art installation and the Queen’s barge was on display. It got busy around lunch time with tourists and office workers looking for lunch, but later or earlier in the day it’s an interesting place to visit if you’re in the area.

St Katherine Docks Queens Barge

St Katherine Dock HippoSt Katherine Docks Boats

Finally, no trip to London is complete without a cocktail, I got mine in the charming Drink, Shop and Do café near Kings Cross train station. A word of warning though, if you want to go on one of their workshops book in advance! My friend Jenni and I had planned to take part in one but it was more than full when we got there, with a queue of people waiting for a place!

Pink sponge Cake and a cocktail jar at Drink Shop and DO

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