I connected back through London and I had a couple of hours to kill on a Friday night below my flight back to the USA and decided to go to Barnes where we lived from 1999-2002. It was like travelling back in time – not much had changed. My last trip through was in 2017.
First stop was the Hammersmith side of the river – not a better place on a sunny day….common movie scene, most recently Bohemian Rapsody and No Time to Die (last James Bond). Bridge was under repair again and closed to traffic but I could walk across to Barnes on the south side.
Once on the southside, I went our local high street and townhouse – many stores had not changed.
Then walked to another part of the Thames – Barnes is on a peninsula and surrounded by the river on three sides – to where we used to take the kids to a playground. The cafe “Loo Loo’s” is still there. Craven Cottage, home of Fulham, has had a massive upgrade since we lived there.
From there, walked across to the other side of Barnes to the pond.
Final stop – Terrace high street, Tanya’s Fish Bar, Coach and Horses, and the Bulls Head.