Being on holiday, this morning I cycled from NW8 to the City, paying a visit to the workplace of an old friend. Apart from chewing the fat and trying to convince him to buy a Brompton (he has a couple of road bikes) the other bonus was the views afforded from his office.
Central London is still a great deal quieter than I remember. This was pretty evident by the fact that the roads seemed pretty quiet.
My Brompton was folded and brought through security with ease - as my friend could vouch for me - despite the fact I quite possibly looked up to no good.
How my friend gets anything done with those views I do not know. Being the kind of person who at the best of times is unable to sit still and easily distracted, one glance up and I would be...easily distracted. For a while we walked around taking in the views, landmarks, trying to spot where relatives lived and where some of our cycle routes were. I have been here many times but always find the views breathtaking.