August 16th, 2010

hidden london treasures with viviane schwarz

Today fab writer-illustrator Viviane Schwarz and I decided we needed some exercise, and Viv has a new bicycle, so we set off on my favourite Thames Path route. And we found loads of cool stuff!

Here's the odd Lord of the Rings tower in the Docklands:

We have the bicycle equivalents to a Great Dane and a Chihuahua. Viv was wondering if this meant she was riding three times farther than me.

On the way back along Dickensian streets on the south bank, in Rotherhithe just before the Brunel Museum, we caught sight of what looked like a pretty little cafe. Sticking our heads in, it turned out to be the canteen for Sands Films Studio, but we got chatting with the guy working there and had a quick peek around.

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