When my husband was finally able to spend some time with me in London, I didn’t want to have a typical visit. I wanted:
- a period hotel with old world charm
- close to the Globe Theatre
- walking distance to restaurants
- away from the crush of August tourists
I found all those things and more.
The hotel was situated on Peters Lane, just off Cowcross Street that was so small it might as well have been a lane. It looked like a private residence from the outside. And inside, it felt like you were staying with your fabulously wealthy long-lost relatives. Perfect.
On our first walk about we discovered The Smithfield Meat Market. Amazing architecture and a very juicy history. Some of the highlights are presented along the inner walls where you can take a self guided tour. But the best part is that this is a working market. And has been so for over 800 years.
Over one of the many bridges crossing the Thames, it was an easy walk to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. To take in a play at that iconic venue, was a most amazing experience. This photo was taken during the intermission of Anne Boleyn. I couldn’t believe they would let a camera in. And the food and drinks you could get were incredible. I was sipping Proseco!
It was a great day. And if money were no object, I think it would be nice to have a place in London.