Keep In Touch

Follow Mariahalse on Twitter Follow Mariahalse on Pinterest Follow Mariahalse on Instagram

Monday, 23 May 2011

Sand at Southbank

This week we've been into central London about FOUR times (shock horror!) and it's such a relief to get out of the SW london bubble and see what's going on in town.

Aside from hearing part of the piano festival at Royal festival hall, checking out an old friend's new tapas bar in West India Quay, chilling out with uni friends in Clerkenwell, having long lunches in toddler friendly Giraffe and Pizza Express, showing Leon the wonders of Trafalgar square's fountains in galeforce winds and rediscovering the shops in Covent Garden on a mission to track down a specific pair of shoes (size 41 always runs out!) our respite has consistently been on the Southbank.

Placed neatly next to Waterloo, there's currently a Southend-on-sea theme going on cue seaside beach huts, vintage swimsuit displays, ice-cream vans and a large stretch of sand offering a fantastic distraction for any little person. And a therapeutic treat for my tired feet pushing into the sand grains. Lovely!

The next day we returned with bucket and spade at the ready!

It's open from 10am until 9pm every day until September so keep in mind if you're in the area.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone


  1. hola! como estas? Leon esta bello!!!

  2. There was something on the news about a sandy beach in London and I didn't believe it! Great picture!!

    CJ xx

  3. How lovely. I wonder how it is after today's rain ! Well done on travelling out of the. SW bubble! I am so nervous about travelling with toddler outside of west London simply in order to be home for naps etc. Need to get out more I think!

  4. I am happy to find your distinguished way of writing the post. Now you make it easy for me to understand and implement the concept.
    femme de menage