City Drift

The City of London at the weekend is one of the most peaceful places in the metropolis. Taking the back door out of Liverpool Street and follow the breeze – over the rising ground of Primrose Street, past empty white tablecloth restaurants where a waitress chews her fingernails, the lonely humming substation in Snowden Street, skirting the London Borough of Hackney and street signs recalling when Shoreditch was a Borough rather than a punchline or a boast.

The Flying Horse - Wilson Street

The alleyways, College Lane, nowhere open to get tea and it’s only 6pm. Laurence Pountney Hill, Botolph Alley, St. Dunstan’s Hill, Lovatt Lane and Petticoat Lane, then down the Minories for the DLR from Tower Gateway.

 

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