On the sunny side of the street

I love London when it sizzles. Looking round and seeing swathes of people basking at a lunchtime, you get to see the City in a completely different light. Red necks, red arms and smiling people all add to the sheen of summer. I went for a little stroll last Friday and saw a couple of things that may become a regular feature as the temperature goes up in the Capital.

First on the list, London Suntraps.

I like to see the small areas that people use to soak up the sun, however ill-suited that place may be. The niches and corners where the sun hits, even for the shortest time, become the refuge of the London worker. Check this place out.

 

garden furniture

garden furniture

A tiny terrace about a concrete car park but bung some garden furniture on it and that’s good to sit in from 12 till 3, no problem.

Let us know if you see any more.

And for the second feature:

Sunshine Pubs

The Shakespeare - corner of Goswell Road and Fann Street

The Shakespeare – corner of Goswell Road and Fann Street

Many people want to find a pub that’s got the sunshine at lunchtime. These places can be hard to find and generally quite busy. Here I’ll try and find some good ones. To get in the pub must have sunshine between 12-2pm and not be rammed. I found a corker. On the corner of Goswell road and Fann Street lies the Shakespeare pub. It doesn’t look much, admittedly, but there’s plenty of room to sit our stand outside and it’s nice and quiet out the back. Recommended. W

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