Finding myself in London City again with another visitor all the way from Belgium (the Eurostar has been very busy for Brussels-London!!!), Mr P shows me around his old haunts from his legal days after graduating… all those many moons ago… 😉

Kicking off our walking tour from Holborn, through Russell Square and into Guildford Street, we passed some very beautiful houses on Doughty Mews before entering Mr P’s first ‘haunt’ as a legal eagle on John Street.

By late noon, the local pubs around ere were bristling with fine ales and dry humour!

Decor at the rear of the Great Ormond Street hospitals

Decor at the rear of the Great Ormond Street hospitals

Wall plaque of a secret agent

Wall plaque of a secret agent

University of London, Russell Square

University of London, Russell Square

Architecture at Russell Square

Architecture at Russell Square

Fun transport for a wedding!

Fun transport for a wedding!

Doughty Mews, near Gray's Inn

Doughty Mews, near Gray’s Inn

Architecture on John Street, Gray's Inn

Architecture on John Street, Gray’s Inn

We wandered into Gray’s Inn Gardens, where the autumnal oak leaves paved the sun-sprinkled grass. The lunchtime diners here are more solitary, enjoying a little peace and quiet as they munch carefully wrapped rolls whilst reading newspapers.

Gray's Inn Gardens

Gray’s Inn Gardens

Heading into the grounds of the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn, the architecture here is quite wonderful! I also loved the Mustang in the car park… the beloved wheels of a racy judge, Mr P wondered aloud!

Grounds of the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn

Grounds of the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn

Signs for silence

Signs for silence

Mustang beauty!

Mustang beauty!

Around the corner, we find the Royal Courts of Justice, before entering the alley way towards Temple Church and the maze of Temple buildings and lovely gardens (the gorgeous flowers were in full bloom… pretty amazing for the end of September, but I noted it was over 20 degrees and sunny!).

Royal Courts of Justice

Royal Courts of Justice

After the fascinating law tour, Mr P takes a well-deserved glass of vino at the cool Gordons Wine Bar, Embankment

After the fascinating law tour, Mr P takes a well-deserved glass of vino at the cool Gordons Wine Bar, Embankment

And no early evening stroll is complete without a Covent Garden dinner or beer! We enjoyed a lovely Persian dinner at Dishoom, before taking in the early city lights with little yawns!

After work beers enjoyed by all between Covent Garden and Holborn!

After work beers enjoyed by all between Covent Garden and Holborn!

Belgian chocolates anyone?! Covent Garden Market

Belgian chocolates anyone?! Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden cycle taxis

Covent Garden cycle taxis

Covent Garden market

Covent Garden market

Art stalls at Covent Garden market

Art stalls at Covent Garden market

Art stalls at Covent Garden market

Art stalls at Covent Garden market

A little snapshot of Kingston-Upon-Thames yesterday, as my sister and I headed back from Pizza Express and a riverside stroll.

Evening draws near, Kingston-Upon-Thames

Evening draws near, Kingston-Upon-Thames

Originally published: Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 02:29 in Living matter, Monologues

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2 Responses to “London law tour & Persian feast”

  1. Mr P says:

    Nice pics. Just one thing though: what you’ve got as “Roger Street” is actually the impeccably named Doughty Mews! 😀

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