Each time I step foot back in London I can’t help but be recharged. I love visiting places where I have lived and spent enough time that they have become familiar. It takes away any stress or hassle that comes with visits to truly foreign lands. Don’t get me wrong, I thrive on and love travel which takes me out of my comfort zone but on occasion it is nice to escape and slow down. A simple stress free business trip that affords you a couple of days of relaxation and the opportunity to catch up with old friends is very rewarding.
My visit to London started with 2 days out east near Bethnal Green. By far my favorite area of London these neighborhoods are packed full of people on the pulse.
I was able to introduce my English friends to the American ritual, Sunday Fun-day. Of course this wasn’t new territory but purely a new name for a relaxing day enjoying a few pints.
The day was capped off reveling in the unusually delightful London sunshine outside of The Dove in Broadway Market.
After a beautiful weekend reveling and catching up with Vincent and Kirk it was time to head off to work in Egham. It wasn’t all bad… with long days came evenings of comfort and rest at Great Fosters a 16th century hunting lodge frequented by Henry VIII. An amazing place full of inspiration and character.
Finally one last night in Central London staying at the W and catching up with Georgina, Michael and many of my old colleagues outside of one of our favorite watering holes The Cole Hole.
London, as city that moves effortlessly from traditional to modern.