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London odd bits

I am still pleasantly surprised by odd bits of London I encounter if I  have the time to wander as I did on this last trip. For instance, walking on the pedestrian path alongside Charing Cross Bridge and looking down on the crowded street below we saw throngs of tourists and Londoners sitting around listening to band music coming from the Embankment park behind:

music for all

Hayward Gallery tucked away in the South Bank complex

Architecture at the top end of Regent's Street. The New BBC building is behind and to the left

Mews

More Mews

Peter Pan in Hyde Park

Detail

Sculpture in the park

 Here is a picture of a London Superstore! Behind it is an old pub called the ‘Swan’. the Swan was packed and there was a line waiting to get in because it was World Soccer week and England were playing. The green screen in front of the pub served to prevent football enthusiasts from watching the games without popping inside for a pint or two.

Superstore

Latest artwork in Trafalgar Square

Sun sets over London Town

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