For me, nothing beats wandering around London with the excuse of an organised walk on the horizon. The complexity and the surprises of London ensure that there is always something new to see or something previously ignored and noticed for the first time , or perhaps seen in a different way if viewed from a new angle. We walkers know that if you ever do a linear walk the walk back is a new and different experience. That might be obvious when looking at trees and fields but it is equally so with buildings and how they sit and jostle for prominence in city scapes.
So today I’m in familar territory starting and ending at my office in Tavistock Square , one of London’s prettiest squares, in my biased opinion. Bloomsbury’s first square as you head south from the Euston Road is squeezed between the universities to the west, the great communications hub of London to the north with the Euston Road and the three great rail terminals and to the south, the business end of this part of London, centered on Holborn, with its lawyers and accountants, and creative and service industries. Squeezed between the City to the East and the West End to the west this wedge of central London has it all and yet remains the least known part of Central London for many Londoners as well as for tourists.
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