We had a lovely day on Saturday. As it was such a sunny day, we thought we’d go and have a coffee and explore the Chiswick High Road. So as it turns out, the bus to Chiswick goes from the end of our street, yay. We had a coffee in a place called Nero… it’s a chain of cafes and you’ve probably seen them… the café was nice but the coffee was awful. Oh well, gotta try it to know. But the good thing about going to that particular coffee shop is that Bill Bailey was in there, so we saw our first celebrity.
Then we walked all the way up the High Road and back the other way until we were in Ravenscourt Park (in the borough of Hammersmith). There was a lovely pub there, where we stopped for a 90 p pee (you know the one where you buy two lime & sodas for 90 pence and you can use the bathroom! Ah bliss…). Having stopped and looked at the map we saw the River Thames had snaked up to meet us, so we went to Sainsburys for picnic supplies and walked down to the river. Oh it was lovely. We ate our lunch in Furnivall Park in the sun looking across to Hammersmith Bridge, then walked west along Chiswick Mall which runs beside the Thames and past some gorgeous homes and gardens. Quite a treat, tucked away, but accessible to all.
Somehow we timed it so that when we broke away from the Thames and decided to head home, we were in the perfect place to walk due north and ended up right back where we first alighted the bus in the morning! How’s that!