My Favorite Place in London

In my last two posts, I wrote about the City of London. To see the buildings and streets while riding bus 15 takes you quickly to Kings Cross Station and Trafalgar Square.

Trafalgar Square viewed from the steps of the National Gallery

Trafalgar Square viewed from the steps of the National Gallery

Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery in the evening light March 2019

Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery in the evening light March 2019

St Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Afternoon dessert at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Afternoon dessert at St Martin-in-the-Fields

View of The National Gallery seen from St Martin-in-the-Fields

View of The National Gallery seen from St Martin-in-the-Fields

The National Gallery of Art and the National Portrait Gallery is there for all to see for free. The first museum is vast, and to be able to have a good experience a good meal is essential.

The National Gallery, Carel Fabritius (1622-1654) Young Man in a Fur Cap 1654

The National Gallery, Carel Fabritius (1622-1654) Young Man in a Fur Cap 1654. The artist died the same year in a vast gunpowder explosion in Delfts

Down in the crypt of St Martin-in-the-Fields lovely meals are served all day.  You get a variety of healthy food quite cheap. No wonder that it’s sometimes hard to find an available table. You get used to sitting on old tombstones.

The ceiling of St Martin-in-the-Fields

The ceiling of St Martin-in-the-Fields from a free Lunchtime concert

In the church, they have lovely classical concerts several times a week. They call them Candlelight Concerts.

Afterwards, you can take bus 24 to Camden Town or Hamstead Heath in one direction or to Victoria or Pimlico and Tate Gallery in the other direction. You get an Oystercard online before you travel to London and with that card, you can go everywhere by bus or by the underground. You could also stay in the area and walk to St James’ Park or take the bus 9 to Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Kensington High Street.

Hyde Park in March 2019

Hyde Park in March 2019

The Round Pond, Hyde Park

The Round Pond, Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

2 Comments »

    • It’s very beautiful concerts and Henry and attend to one nearly each time we are there. In that church so many are working as volunteers either at the concerts or in the cafe or with helping the homeless with food

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